The first fully virtual Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) was a huge success! Our student, sustainability leadership, faculty and operations attendees walked away with inspiration to drive forward sustainability, resiliency and social justice action in higher education for the future.
OSU had the second highest attendance of any school, with 49 attendees. Lets hear what they had to say!
“Attending WOHESC reminded me that students collectively have the power to significantly improve sustainability at OSU. I felt inspired and empowered while learning from activists and experts. I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend!” –Maddie Smith
“WOHESC empowered me to advocate for sustainability in my student employment position and communicate student interest in sustainability within student government. This conference was a great stepping stone into the realm of higher education sustainability for those, like myself, who felt too under informed to raise our voices.” – Quentin Comus
“This was a wonderful experience! The emphasis on diversity, community, and sustainability as a whole is very relevant and engaging.” –Cyan Perry
If you’re interested in learning more, the WOHESC 2021 Event Report is now live with more stats from this year’s event. Also, don’t forget that attendees can view the recordings for any WOHESC sessions that you missed or want to see again!
If this year’s WOHESC event has you energized and mobilizing to take action on what you’ve learned – now’s your chance to save money and your seat by registering for WOHESC 2022 early at 50% off registration rates for both in-person and virtual ticket options. Discounted pricing ends April 22, 2021.
We hope to see you in person at the South Seattle College next year!
Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, is located within the traditional homelands of the Mary’s River or Ampinefu Band of Kalapuya. Following the Willamette Valley Treaty of 1855, Kalapuya people were forcibly removed to reservations in Western Oregon. Today, living descendants of these people are a part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Community of Oregon (grandronde.org) and the Confederated Tribes of the Siletz Indians (ctsi.nsn.us).