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WOHESC was a Success!

The first fully virtual Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) was a huge success! Our student, sustainability leadership, faculty and operations attendees walked away with inspiration to drive forward sustainability, resiliency and social justice action in higher education for the future. OSU had the second highest attendance of any school, with 49 attendees. Lets […]

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 […]

We’re 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 a Software Guru and Eco-reps. Software Guru: Interested in software development and sustainability? We’re currently […]

PacWave gets Gold!

Congratulations to PacWave on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! PacWave, PMEC, and OCCRI have been working in collaboration with each other and with the Sustainability Office on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Configuring electronics settings so that all devices turn off or […]

The Pacific Marine Energy Center gets Gold!

Congratulations to the Pacific Marine Energy Center on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! PMEC, PacWave and OCCRI have been working in collaboration with each other and with the Sustainability Office on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Using power strips with an occupancy […]

The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute gets Gold!

Congratulations to the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with OCCRI, in collaboration with PMEC and PacWave, on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job!  Some highlights from their results include: Using teleconference technology to reduce travel and cut […]

What is the Green New Deal?

Disclaimer: Neither Oregon State University nor the OSU Sustainability Office endorse any proposed policies or political views mentioned below; the following is only intended to inform the reader on the facts surrounding the Green New Deal. The Green New Deal has garnered a huge amount of media attention in the last couple months, but what […]

More than 30,000 students participate in inaugural year of statewide Outdoor School

Three-quarters of Oregon’s eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the inaugural year of the statewide Outdoor School program, according to a new Oregon State University Extension Service report. In the 2017-18 school year Oregon’s 30,739 participating Outdoor School students spent a total of 115,131 days outside, according to the report. Kristopher Elliott, an Oregon State University Extension […]

CEOAS/Environmental Sciences Club Green Office Certified!

Congratulations to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences on earning the bronze-level Green Office Certification! The Oregon State Environmental Sciences Club tackled the Green Office Certification survey as a club project, on behalf of CEOAS. Thank you to the many members of the Environmental Sciences Club that contributed to gathering and inputting data […]

Sustainability Fair!

Oregon State University recognizes the importance of promoting environmental, social, and economic sustainability, as injustices and inequalities in these areas remain prevalent in the United States and around the world. Many OSU students also believe in the importance of spreading awareness and integrating sustainable practices into their own everyday lives; perhaps this sounds like you! […]