Rachel Tholl has been is part of the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative team! As the Administrative Coordinator, Rachel helps SSI’s work that advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU.
The Student Sustainability Initiative welcomed back Emily Boyer, OSU graduate, on April 6th in the MU. Boyer and a team of Windward representatives came to the OSU campus to talk about Windward and discuss students’ options for getting involved with the organization. Windward is based out of southern Washington where members of the community work together to learn important skills. Windward values getting back to sustainable, basic skills such as gardening in your local climate and developing a healthy community with the people in your area. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to garden, build, and/or farm with your own two hands, Windward is a great place to explore!
Windward representatives want to talk to OSU students, alumni, and surrounding community members about what sustainability means to each of them, and how we can live sustainably where we’re at. If you can’t garden in a community or personal garden, you could raise easy-to-care-for plants indoors in an apartment or house, or volunteer at a community garden. The Student Sustainability Initiative and Center for Civic Engagement have events meant for learning how to garden, farm, and/or build with your own two hands –events for Beyond Earth Day (also being called BED), such as planting cherry blossom trees around campus on April 23rd. For more information, check out earthday.oregonstate.edu, where a comprehensive calendar of events focused on sustainable action and learning is available.