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Invest in New OSU Solar Projects!

The OSU Sustainability Office, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and Oregon Clean Power Cooperative invite faculty, staff, and community members to invest in the latest Solarize Corvallis projects: rooftop solar on three OSU buildings.  Motivated by the goal of accelerating OSU’s Path to Carbon Neutrality, these projects will reduce OSU’s greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity while […]

Guest Speaker Panel with sustainability professionals on Feb. 21!

Are you a student who may be interested in a sustainability career? The OSU Sustainability Council is excited to present a Guest Speaker Panel with sustainability professionals on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 5-6pm! The panel will consist of experts from various locations across the United States with roles in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Learn how the […]

OSU Reusable Cups Initiative Report Summary

Starting in the Winter term of 2023, Oregon State University’s Housing and Dining Services (UHDS), in collaboration with Materials Management, implemented a new sustainability initiative to attempt to reduce the amount of single-use coffee cups on campus. At every cafe across OSU’s campus, the menus and registers now reflect a $0.25 charge instead of a […]

Application opening on Feb. 5 for WOHESC funding!

The Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration around sustainability and social justice within the Cascadia region’s higher education institutions. The conference includes educational sessions, meetups, and networking opportunities that empower participants to advance action and create change. The 2024 theme is Learning From […]

Welcome Hoku Tiwanak and Samantha Egge!

The OSU Sustainability Office hired two new interns during fall 2023! Join us in welcoming our new Marketing/Outreach Intern and Software Engineer Intern. Hoku Tiwanak (she/her/hers) Hoku Tiwanak is the new Marketing and Outreach Intern at the Sustainability Office!  In this role, she manages our social media and email, in addition to our newsletter, blog, […]

Sustainability Council Social

On Tuesday, November 14, the OSU Sustainability Council held a successful social event in the SEC! The OSU Sustainability Council is a new departmental program hosted by the Sustainability Office and Community Engagement & Leadership. The Council connects student clubs and organizations – and individual students – with resources that help advance student goals around […]

Sustainability Office Now Hiring a Digital Marketing and Outreach Intern

Interested in joining a fun and passionate team that works to advance sustainability at OSU? The Sustainability Office is now hiring a Digital Marketing & Outreach Intern! The Digital Marketing & Outreach Intern will coordinate event planning and deliver marketing and outreach material via the web, social media, and in person. Responsibilities include: Enthusiastic students with excellent interpersonal […]

Choosing to Reuse at OSU

Using Surplus Property to Save Departments Resources and the Environment Dale McCauley is the Assistant Director of the College of Business’s InnovationX Academy and Makerspace Manager at Oregon State University. Dale has been visiting OSU’s Surplus Property and its public-facing store, OSUsed, since 2006 when he completed his undergrad. Now, since starting his career with the College of Business 10 […]

Now Hiring Eco-Reps!

Do you have a passion for sustainability and interest in creating positive change at OSU? Will you be living in a residence hall next year? If so, the Sustainability Office invites you to apply for an Eco-Rep position! Eco-Reps advance sustainability in their residence halls by conducting outreach, planning events, managing their hall’s composting program, […]

John Deuel, Appreciation for 7 Amazing Years

After 7 years at Oregon State, John Deuel, OSU’s Campus Recycling Manager retired for the second time in his career. John joined OSU in 2017 after working for the city of Norfolk for over 20 years, starting a sustainability consulting company, and leading workshops with Keep America Beautiful. In his time here, he had worked […]