STORIES

Energy Matters – Our Relationship with the Energy Industry

Terra Magazine has released a new article detailing “our contentious relationship with the energy industry”. In this article: Energy Matters by Nick Houtman, we explore the research of Hilary Boudet on the use of energy data for conservation purposes. Boudet has been exploring these issues for years, learning about how energy projects are described and debated by industry and […]

OSU Community Dialogues

Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) and Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) are excited to announce the launch of the Community Dialogues! The Community Dialogues are a once-per-term event which “seeks to cultivate connection and deep learning through exploration of critical and contentious issues“. The program utilizes a National Issues Forum Model which aims to engage participants in dialogues that: Create a […]

Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU Campus

Seniors in chemical, biological, and environmental engineering at Oregon State University can culminate their experience with a senior project. This year, a 2017 Senior Capstone Project Report by OSU students (CBEE 416) working with David Eckert of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has released a “Comparative Analysis of Stormwater Pollutant Loads Mitigated by Contech Stormwater Filters on OSU […]

OSU Permaculture Design Certificate Program

Returning this January is the Oregon State Exclusive Permaculture Design Certificate Program, a course designed to guide participants through development of their own regenerative landscape designs. Led by Andrew Millison and his team, Permaculture design is “an ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, permaculture design […]

Spring Creek Project: Residency Applications

Spring Creek Project hosts two writing residencies in the spring–the Collaborative Residency at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek and the Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. For those interested in these positions, residency applications are due December 1st. Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency This residency is part of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program, […]

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

A recent issue of BioScience has revealed the severity of negative trends in certain types of environmental harm and their impact on human well-being. The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries. Among the negative 25-year global trends noted in […]

OSU and City of Corvallis pledge, “We Are Still In”.

A national pledge has made its way to the City of Corvallis where the mayor and Oregon State President have vowed, “We Are Still In”. This pledge supporting national climate action has been signed by thousands all over the country. This all comes after the June 1 announcement from President Donald Trump that the United […]

SSI Professional Development Grant Recipient: Kendall Conroy

Recipient of the SSI Professional Development Grant, Kendall Conroy, has been conducting a parallel research on engineered wood products. In collaboration with Dr. Mariapaloa, Dr. Chris Knowles from Oregon State she also worked with Dr. Manja Kuzman from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She recently attended a conference in Vancouver, Canada to present on this research. This […]

Oregon State staff address “Wicked Problems”.

Oregon State Scholars publish a new book, “New Strategies for Wicked Problems: Science and Solutions in the 21st Century”, a look into current problems that our society confronts on social, economic, political and environmental topics. This book is a series of articles that addresses these issues and proposes an assortment of problem-solving methodologies to confront […]

OSU RECEIVES STARS “GOLD” DESIGNATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS!

Oregon State continues to lead in sustainability efforts among universities after receiving their sixth Gold star designation. STARS, otherwise known as the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System uses the four categories academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration as well as one additional innovation category to gauge campus sustainability. Gold is the second highest rating that a university can […]