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The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

The second annual Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference is February 25th through February 27th at the University of Washington! Last year was the first year that the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference and the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference merged, forming WOHESC. The first WOHESC (2018) was a huge success, with over 600 […]

New Pac-12 Team Green!

This year’s Pac-12 Sustainability Conference, at University of Colorado Boulder, resulted in some very exciting news! Unifi, Inc. and the Pac-12 Conference announced their long-term partnership in which Unifi will sponsor the annual Pac-12 Sustainability Conference and serve as the founding partner for the new Pac-12 Team Green. Richard Gerstein, Executive Vice President of premium […]

OSU residents exceed expectations during Great Move-Out Donation Drive

Official results are in: OSU residents donated over 32,000 pounds  – 16 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 14,889 pounds of housewares 4,563 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 10,861 pounds of clothing, linens, and shoes 2,000 pounds of loft kit wood That’s a total of 32,313 […]

New York City Publishes Voluntary Sustainability Progress Report to UN

On Wednesday, New York City became the first city in the world to report its progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2015, 193 countries agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals created by the UN; the SDGs are broad sustainability goals that encompass topics like environmental justice, poverty, and inequality and successful […]

Sustainable Staff Spotlight: The Great Paper Towel Caper

Upon learning that Oregon State University was replacing all of its paper towel dispensers with a newer model, Laura Tilley, who works with the art department, immediately wondered what would happen to the leftover paper towels that will not fit in the new dispensers. Since she works with the art department, she thought perhaps OSU […]

OSUsed Store open for special sale this Saturday

The OSUsed Store is hosting a special sale on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10:00 am – 1:00 pm featuring res. hall move-out merchandise (lamps, rugs, décor, small furniture, mini fridges, electronics, OSU gear and other housewares). The OSUsed Store also carries computers and computer accessories, furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), office […]

World Oceans Day is June 8th!

If you missed World Environment Day yesterday (June 5), you’re in luck because you have a chance to redeem yourself by participating in World Oceans Day this Friday, June 8th! World Environment Day and World Oceans Day even have the same action theme this year: prevent and reduce plastic pollution. So instead of beating yourself […]

New Campus Recycling Guide

Due to significant changes in recycling markets, certain materials are no longer accepted in recycling bins around campus. Oregon State Campus Recycling has updated their acceptables list so that it corresponds with the requirements of OSU’s local recycling processor. Campus Recycling is gradually replacing outdated signage around campus and replacing it with corrected signage that […]

Fix your items for free and learn a new skill!

Before summer move-out, salvage your broken items for free at our Spring Repair Fair on Wednesday, May 16th 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.) Learn to repair your broken items with the help of our volunteers and attend our demos to pocket some knowledgeable skills on being more sustainable! See the […]

We are the RecycleMania Civil War Champs for 2018!

Congrats Beavs, we beat the Ducks in our annual 8-week recycling competition for the first time since 2015! On average, we found that OSU recycled 8.79lbs per person compared to UofO’s 8.14lbs per person. We estimate that OSU recycled over 240,000lbs of material that counted towards the competition! Time to go pick up the trophy!