Second Annual OSU Waste Audit!
Students sift through waste to aid recycling Source: John Deuel, 541-737-2856; firstname.lastname@example.org By: Amie Hookland, 541-737-5398; email@example.com Two dozen students from an Oregon State University sustainability assessment class (SUS 304) will sort through garbage from across campus on Oct. 12 as part of the second annual waste audit. Hosted by Campus Recycling and the sustainability […]
Lecture on Youth Suing the US Government over Climate Change
The case In 2015, 21 young people filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the US government in the US District Court for the District of Oregon. Named after one of the young ladies involved, the case is called Juliana v. US; it argues that the government has violated the constitutional rights of young Americans to life, […]
Oregon State University recognizes the importance of promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainability, as injustices and inequalities in these areas remain prevalent in the United States and around the world. Many OSU students also believe in the importance of spreading awareness and integrating sustainable practices into their own everyday lives; perhaps this sounds like you! […]
Pedal Corvallis Expansion!
What is Pedal Corvallis? Pedal Corvallis is a city-wide bikeshare system with stations on campus and throughout Corvallis. With an easy-to-use app, you can check out and return a bike at any station in the system. Purchase a monthly or annual pass, or pay as you go! Pass Prices: One Year: $25 (unlimited 2 hr […]
FREE Green Office Certification Workshop!
ATTENTION ALL OSU EMPLOYEES: The OSU Sustainability Office is hosting a FREE workshop offering hands-on help to employees who want to start their Certification survey. Join us at noon on September 5th, lunch provided! There is no better time or place to get started! Multiple staff will be available for one-on-one assistance, so completing the […]
OSU Ranked #15 on Sierra Cool Schools!
OSU Ranked #15 on Sierra Cool Schools! Yesterday the Sierra Club released the 2018 Sierra Cool Schools ranking, which is their list of the most sustainable universities and colleges in the United States and Canada. OSU ranked number 15, a considerable improvement from our number 20 ranking last year and something to be incredibly proud […]
Affordable Clean Energy Rule
The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a proposal called the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule in order to replace the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and fulfill the Trump administration’s goals concerning climate policy and the coal industry. The Clean Power Plan was a moderate attempt at slowing anthropogenic climate change, that climate scientists, policy makers, […]
Communities, Food, Resilience
Communities, Food, Resilience is a seminar hosted by OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the OSU Extension Service, and OSU150 to converse about and reflect on local food systems, community food resilience, and the role of land grant universities. The event will consist of keynote presentations, followed by examples and discussion of systems-level work on community […]
OSU Faculty Members are Lead Authors of new IPCC (Climate Change) Report
What is the IPCC? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988, is the “international body for assessing the science related to climate change.” Its purpose is to provide policymakers with assessments of the scientific literature on climate change, the impacts […]
US-Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity and Contributes to Extinction
What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the variety of life on Earth. A single species is insignificant in the sense that it is one of billions, but it is actually of supreme importance, due to the interdependence of all life. We call this interdependence of life and its physical environment an ecosystem. An ecosystem can range […]