Beyond Earth Day is coming soon!
Forty-six years ago, the first Earth Day celebration began. On that day at OSU, students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every year since, our annual celebration has been going strong for what will be the 16th consecutive year this year! Beyond Earth […]
Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference Recap
About a week ago, four students from Oregon State University took a trip up to Spokane Washington to attend the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference. This was a two-day long event held at Gonzaga University. There were numerous speakers, which included faculty and students from numerous Universities in the surrounding area. About half of the […]
EVENT: Climate Conversations
Do you remember learning about the fundamentals of climate science before coming to OSU? Unfortunately, the answer for many will be “No.” In a survey of roughly 1,500 middle and high school science teachers, only 75% said they talked about climate change in class, and the ones who did only touched on the subject for […]
So You Think You Know Climate?
Test your climate science knowledge, and maybe learn some new things along the way, with these 10 challenging climate questions. Answers will be posted on our Twitter. (No cheating!). Post your score with hashag #OSUClimateQuiz on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to win a reusable chicobag! Which activity produces the highest amount of CO2 emissions? Driving a passenger […]
Join the League of Waste Watchers and become a Hero!
Want to become a waste-fighting hero? Join the Waste Watchers club to save the world from the scourge of waste. Here’s how to start your journey: Winter Meet ‘n’ Eat Get to know them at the Meet ‘n’ Eat on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6:00-7:00 pm in Student Experience Center 112. Nosh on pizza and meet people who […]
Repair Fair Reflection: A solution for a throw away society
One of OSU’s long-standing traditions is the Repair Fair hosted by the Waste Watchers, a student organization whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction on campus. The Repair Fair aims to directly use the Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. Approach. In the Global North, which are the countries that have traditionally been […]
Bioneers Conference 2016 Reflection
The Bioneers Conference is an annual gathering of social and environmental activists from all over the world which provides many kinds of opportunities for its participants to engage in the idea of sustainability, and what it means to create a “sustainable” world. The conference achieves this by offering many types of lectures and activities, including […]
Your Energy Conservation Guide for Winter
Keep your energy bill – and your emissions – low this winter with these energy saving tips! Heating bill through the roof? Try this instead! Open your curtains during the day to let in natural heat from the sun, then close them at night to keep heat locked in. Try bundling up in a cozy […]
Digging into Bioswales
Brought to you by Micco Emeson, the Living Lab Coordinator for Landscape for SSI. Landscape Maintenance Insights Wintertime approaches, and so do a plethora of opportunities for landscaping and gardening activities on the OSU campus. Winter is when many perennial plants lie dormant, shedding their leaves and maintaining cellular processes via stored energy reserves which […]
Climate on Campus
Written by Taylor Bennett, Climate Neutral 2025 Education Coordinator, Student Sustainability Initiative Everyone has the power to do something about climate change, but there is one group in particular who is tasked with an especially important role; youth. The term “youth” applies to the 15-25 year age group, which encompasses most of the students at […]