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The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC)

The second annual Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference is February 25th through February 27th at the University of Washington! Last year was the first year that the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference and the Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference merged, forming WOHESC. The first WOHESC (2018) was a huge success, with over 600 […]

Adventures of the OSU Solar Trailer

Oregon State’s Solar Trailer, which is outfitted with an 1800-watt solar array and 25 kilowatt-hours of battery storage, spends its days traveling around OSU and the community powering local events. This past weekend (July 14th and 15th), the Solar Trailer got to hang out at one of its favorite events, the Oregon Country Fair. It […]

New York City Publishes Voluntary Sustainability Progress Report to UN

On Wednesday, New York City became the first city in the world to report its progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In 2015, 193 countries agreed to 17 Sustainable Development Goals created by the UN; the SDGs are broad sustainability goals that encompass topics like environmental justice, poverty, and inequality and successful […]

Sustainable Engineering: Better Batteries Required for Renewable Energy

Human dependence on fossil fuels is a major contributor to the greenhouse gas emissions that are damaging Earth’s atmosphere and contributing to climate change across the globe. Fortunately, advances in renewable energy extraction, such as wind and solar energy, are bringing us closer to breaking free from fossil fuels and the negative externalities that they […]

Workshop: Telling the Stories of Radiation Exposure

The Hanford Nuclear Reservation The Hanford Nuclear Reservation is a decommissioned nuclear production complex located by the Columbia River in Hanford, Washington. The site was established in 1943 and the final reactor, N reactor, operated until 1987. Hanford Nuclear Reservation was created under the Manhattan Project, the U.S. led research and development project that produced […]

Join the 2018 Pac-12 Sustainability Conference!

What is the Pac-12 Sustainability Conference? The Pac-12 Sustainability Conference is the first high level symposium aimed at integrating sustainability into college athletics across college campuses. Each Pac-12 athletic department has committed to measuring their sustainability efforts, developing strategies to increase sustainability, monitoring their progress, and harnessing their influence on local communities for the sake […]

Environmental Arts and Humanities Graduate Conference

What’s Happening? The fourth annual Environmental Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Conference is this Thursday, May 24th, and all are welcome! Students representing many different universities will be presenting their work on diverse, environmentally-themed topics. This year, students are attending from OSU, University of Oregon, Portland State University, Pacific Northwest College of Art, and the […]

Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the new science on Fracking

On May 14th at 7pm, the Spring Creek Project is hosting Sandra Steingraber, who will be performing her lecture, Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the new science on Fracking, at the Whiteside Theatre. Steingraber will discuss the scientific literature that shows a strong link between fracking and cancer as well as the […]

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 […]