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Register for the 2015 Make A Difference Day!

Join Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement in participating in this year’s Make A Difference Day, on Saturday, October 24th. There will be five different service projects to choose from, with times ranging from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM. Projects include working with Corvallis Parks and Recreation, Habitat for Humanity Restore, […]

Let’s watch our waste together!

Interested in volunteering on campus? Gaining leadership skills? Making an impact on sustainability? If any of these describe you, the Waste Watchers club may be the right fit for you! Drop by our weekly meetings Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in room 206 of the Student Experience Center (home to the SSI) to contribute ideas, plan events, meet like-minded individuals, […]

Updates on the New UHDS Eco2Go Program

UHDS restaurants are now providing reusable to-go containers in each dining center. This operational shift will save an estimated 600,000 disposable containers from reaching the landfill each year. The new orange Eco2Go containers can be easily returned in the dining centers, resident hall kitchens and in designated receptacles across campus. UHDS would like to thank […]

Student Sustainability Initiative Accepting Applications for Grants and Fellowships

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting applications for Sustainability Project, Research, and Professional Development Grants & Fellowships! The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) believes our campus can be a model living laboratory for sustainability. The Sustainability Grant Program was established to provide students with opportunities to create a more sustainable institution and take an active role […]

Fall Into Service Event this Saturday!

Start the year engaged with your community! Fall into Service on Saturday September 26th! Join the Center for Civic Engagement and Student Leadership & Involvement to learn about and contribute to organizations that are doing great work to strengthen our local community while building connections with others at OSU. 5 projects (Stone Soup, SAGE Garden, […]

Learn About Our Eco-Reps!

Have you ever wondered what the Eco-Representative position is all about? If so, then today is your lucky day!   Here’s a brand new video, starring the Eco-reps of the 2014-2015 school year explaining what they do and why they love being Eco-Reps. Applications for 2015-2016 Eco-Reps will open at the beginning of fall term. Eco-Rep […]

Meet Our New Addition to the Sustainability Office: Margaret Strong

Who: Margaret Strong, Administrative Program Specialist, Sustainability Office, just started in July 2015. What she does here: My focus will be on the energy usage on campus. I will be working with the new advanced meters, optimizing the energy reduction opportunities that additional usage data will provide. Favorite thing about her job: The tremendous potential to reduce campus […]

OSU Ranked in List of Greenest Universities

BestColleges.com recently released a 2015 list of Greenest Colleges, where Oregon State was ranked #10! Our campus was listed among schools such as Stanford, Colorado State, and even our fellow Pac-12 school, Arizona State. The ranking was based on several criteria, including our already existing STARS rating. Our STARS rating is a reflection of OSU’s excellence […]

OSU Joins DOE’s EV Workplace Charging Challenge

Oregon State University is proud to demonstrate its leadership in workplace sustainability by supporting the development of the national plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure. OSU is pursuing this goal as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge – a national partnership that aims to increase the number of employers offering workplace […]