Exploring the Potential of Salvaged Lumber

TallWood Design Institute (TDI), a collaboration between Oregon State University’s Colleges of Forestry and Engineering, and University of Oregon’s Architecture program, works to advance mass timber and alternative wood-based building solutions.  Mass timber is a category of engineered wood products formed by binding together smaller wood components into larger structural elements. It serves as a […]

Sustainability Office Now Hiring Two New Positions!

Interested in joining a fun and passionate team that works to advance sustainability at OSU? The OSU Sustainability Office is now hiring an Assessment and Planning Intern and a Student Engagement Intern! The Sustainability Office fosters a culture of sustainability at OSU, enhances student competency around issues of sustainability, delivers projects that reduce the university’s environmental […]

WOHESC 2024 Recap!

The 2024 Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) was hosted from March 4-6 at Western Washington University in Bellingham! WOHESC is organized by Pacific Northwest higher education institutions and travels to a different host school each year to inspire change, facilitate action, and promote collaboration around sustainability within the region. 35 students and […]

Invest in New OSU Solar Projects!

The OSU Sustainability Office, Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and Oregon Clean Power Cooperative invite faculty, staff, and community members to invest in the latest Solarize Corvallis projects: rooftop solar on three OSU buildings.  Motivated by the goal of accelerating OSU’s Path to Carbon Neutrality, these projects will reduce OSU’s greenhouse gas emissions from purchased electricity while […]

Guest Speaker Panel with sustainability professionals on Feb. 21!

Are you a student who may be interested in a sustainability career? The OSU Sustainability Council is excited to present a Guest Speaker Panel with sustainability professionals on Wednesday, Feb. 21 from 5-6pm! The panel will consist of experts from various locations across the United States with roles in the private, government, and non-profit sectors. Learn how the […]

OSU Reusable Cups Initiative Report Summary

Starting in the Winter term of 2023, Oregon State University’s Housing and Dining Services (UHDS), in collaboration with Materials Management, implemented a new sustainability initiative to attempt to reduce the amount of single-use coffee cups on campus. At every cafe across OSU’s campus, the menus and registers now reflect a $0.25 charge instead of a […]

Application opening on Feb. 5 for WOHESC funding!

The Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration around sustainability and social justice within the Cascadia region’s higher education institutions. The conference includes educational sessions, meetups, and networking opportunities that empower participants to advance action and create change. The 2024 theme is Learning From […]

Welcome Hoku Tiwanak and Samantha Egge!

The OSU Sustainability Office hired two new interns during fall 2023! Join us in welcoming our new Marketing/Outreach Intern and Software Engineer Intern. Hoku Tiwanak (she/her/hers) Hoku Tiwanak is the new Marketing and Outreach Intern at the Sustainability Office!  In this role, she manages our social media and email, in addition to our newsletter, blog, […]

Sustainability Council Social

On Tuesday, November 14, the OSU Sustainability Council held a successful social event in the SEC! The OSU Sustainability Council is a new departmental program hosted by the Sustainability Office and Community Engagement & Leadership. The Council connects student clubs and organizations – and individual students – with resources that help advance student goals around […]

Sustainability Office Now Hiring a Digital Marketing and Outreach Intern

Interested in joining a fun and passionate team that works to advance sustainability at OSU? The Sustainability Office is now hiring a Digital Marketing & Outreach Intern! The Digital Marketing & Outreach Intern will coordinate event planning and deliver marketing and outreach material via the web, social media, and in person. Responsibilities include: Enthusiastic students with excellent interpersonal […]