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Sneak peek into Beyond Earth Day 2015

Fourty-five years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S.  to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every year […]

APRIL. 23RD : MARION AND POLK COUNTIES CARPOOL/VANPOOL INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Do you commute from the Marion or Polk County areas to Corvallis? You’re invited to a carpool/vanpool informational meeting Thursday, April 23rd from 12-1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Council Room 222 (2501 SW Jefferson Way). Free lunch will be provided! This meeting is targeted to OSU students, staff, and faculty who live in Salem […]

Feb. 27th : Lane County Carpool/Vanpool Informational Meeting

Do you commute from the Lane County area to Corvallis? You’re invited to a Lane County Carpool/Vanpool informational meeting Friday, February 27th from 12-1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room 104 (2501 SW Jefferson Way). Free lunch will be provided! This meeting is targeted to OSU students, staff, and faculty who live in Eugene […]

Help pick sustainability highlights and innovations!

The Sustainability Office is chugging through our Fiscal Year 2014 assessment for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and we need your help on two items! STARS Innovation credits Innovation credits report activities that are over and above what is otherwise captured by STARS.  For a full definition (nerd alert), check pages 308-310 (of […]

Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Volunteer Program

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do to help? OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program brings people together to talk about what steps to take. The goals of the program are to get people talking about […]

Changes to CTS Route 1

Beginning in September, Covallis Transit System Route C1 resumed service with some exciting changes and additional service. These changes were made to better service the needs of CTS riders and offer more runs to high traffic areas during high usage times. The service times remain unchanged from last year. However, for those runs the inbound […]

Portland to host this year's annual aashe conference

This year the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education will be holding their annual Conference and Expo in our very own Portland, Oregon. With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America. What is AASHE you ask? AASHE is an […]

OSU Featured In STARS Annual Review

Oregon State University is well known for its strong focus in sustainability, from our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our Student Sustainability Initiative. But what features matter the most and what actions will make the biggest difference?  Who decides how sustainable we actually are and whether we are moving in the right direction? The […]

Eco Representatives – Now Recruiting for Residence Halls

Are you a new student living in a residence hall? Are you interested in getting involved in sustainability at OSU? The Eco Representative program is a great way to promote sustainable practices and take on a leadership role in your dorm. Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls […]

Solar at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center, the site of OSU’s newest solar array, has been successfully using the produced energy for more than 5 months now. The solar array is part of a larger OSU initiative to utilize alternative energy at its facilities. This installation, on the NWREC’s 160 acre farm across from Charbonneau and […]