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Beyond Earth Day is Coming!

Forty-six years ago, the first Earth Day celebration began. On that day at OSU, students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every year since, our annual celebration has been going strong for what will be the 16th consecutive year this year! Beyond Earth Day […]

Intro to Permaculture– A Massive Online Open Course

What Is Permaculture? Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. Permaculture uses design principles from nature itself and takes into account such things as how indigenous people use the land; how water, fire and wind […]

Sustainability Office Now Hiring Students!

Want great work experience in a rewarding environment? Come work for the Sustainability Office!  The Sustainability Office, with two full time staff and five student worker positions, is part of Capital Planning and Development, the department responsible for OSU’s infrastructure development. The Sustainability Office serves the broader campus through a wide variety of services and […]

Wisdom of the Week: RecycleMania 2015 Results

Per capita, we recycled 5% more and composted 17% more than during the 2014 competition. This post is a part of the Wisdom of the Week series. Tune in every week for waste-related facts, stats, and quotes.

Come To The Benton Slope Circulation Study Workshop!

Oregon State Capital Planning and Development is currently performing a circulation study on the area surrounding Benton Hall and need your input! As many who frequent campus are aware, due to the topography of the area, many of the routes for pedestrians are not accessible. In order to make OSU as pedestrian friendly as possible, a […]

SSI Fee Board Member Applications Due Tomorrow!

Interested in getting involved with the Student Sustainability Initiative? Consider applying for the SSI Fee Board! The fee board is an important part of SSI and their duties include: Approving SSI’s annual budget Managing SSI’s grant programs Managing the Sustainable Energy Revolving Loan Fund program Strategic planning to support OSU’s student sustainability efforts Assist in […]

OSU Identified As A Top Performer In Grounds & Campus Engagement

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has recently released their STARS annual review, which recognizes top-performing institutions in categories involving sustainability.  This year, Oregon State University was highlighted in the Sustainable Campus Index for being a top performer in both the grounds and campus engagement categories. The grounds category spotlights institutions who […]

Student Experience Center Permaculture Garden Poster Session

This fall term, the Permaculture Design Class (PDC) has been working on sustainability focused landscape designs for a small section of land located next to the Student Experience Center (SEC). The designs include both edible and native plants, accessible pathways, and other features to encourage visitors in the space. On Monday, December 7th from 6-8 PM, […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Tai Odaniell

Tai Odaniell is a sophomore at OSU studying Chemical Engineering who is committed to making the world a more sustainable environment. Tai was a part of the Johnson Internship Program for the School for Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering this summer and helped develop a solar dish that uses parabolic mirrors to concentrate sunrays into […]

OSU Named a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University

The League of American Bicyclists has just recently recognized Oregon State University as a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University. OSU is one of only 12 institutions that have achieved this high level of honor. According to league standards, gold-level indicates that OSU has implemented bike projects, policies, and programs to connect transportation and recreation throughout the community and that […]