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We’re Hiring!

The OSU Sustainability Office is now recruiting for a Sustainability Software Engineer! Join a committed team by applying for this coveted student worker position that helps make OSU more sustainable – both behind the scenes and front and center! Position Description: The Student Software Engineer helps develop and maintain web applications for sustainability projects at […]

Waste Watchers Winter Term Meetings

Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! Winter term meetings begin January 15th! Starting at 2:30 PM and going until 4:00 PM on Zoom, our meetings will happen every-other-Friday in even weeks of the term until March 12th. Join the club to meet fellow heroes who share your interest in sustainability, & […]

Carbon Neutral OSU: what you can do!

This January, the Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the OSU Carbon Commitment and the Sustainability Office will host a climate forum to discuss OSU’s carbon neutral commitment, what progress has been made towards this goal, and what action still needs to be taken to reduce the university’s carbon footprint. Four key speakers will report […]

University Events gets Silver!

Congratulations to University Events on earning the copper-level Green Office Certification! This is the second time University Events has been certified, and it’s really awesome to see them continuing to make their space more sustainable and working to improve their score! Some of the changes made since their last certification include: Tracking personal carbon footprints […]

Fall and Frights the Waste Watchers Way

As we step into the new season of fall, it’s important to find ways to reduce your waste at home. From getting into the Halloween spirit, to fighting the scariest monster of all –food waste– here are some tips to help you reduce your waste this fall by getting crafty in the kitchen, composting, and […]

University Events Wins Copper!

Congratulations to University Events on earning the copper-level Green Office Certification! They have been hard at work ‘greening’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Providing reusable dishes and silverware for employees. Utilizing OSU Surplus to find and dispose of office furniture and other items. Consolidating office orders […]

The Valley Library gets the Gold!

Congratulations to The Valley Library on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with The Valley Library on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Participating in a department composting program. Setting all library computers to print double-sided as a […]

We can all celebrate Earth Day during quarantine

It’s officially Earth Month! This year, April 22nd will mark the 50th anniversary of the original Earth Day, a day in 1970 when over 10% of the U.S. population took to the streets in protest of environmental degradation and the modern environmental movement was born. This protest spurred the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency […]

The Sustainability Office is Hiring!

The Sustainability Office is recruiting for student employees! Join a committed team by applying for one of these coveted student worker positions that help make OSU more sustainable – both behind the scenes and front and center! We are currently recruiting for three positions:  CLOSED: Graphic Design Student Design print media such as posters, brochures […]

Tips and Tricks for a Green Holiday Season!

The holidays are always a merry time full of family, friends, and cheer but lurking not far behind comes an increase in waste and higher bills. These all take a toll on the environment and get repeated across the world year after year! To help you have the most sustainable holiday season, we’ve compiled some […]