The OSU Sustainability Office is Hiring!
Did you hear? The Sustainability Office is hiring! We’re looking for a part-time student employee (10-15hrs/week) to work with campus stakeholders to support policies and actions that reduce OSU’s carbon footprint! Anyone with experience advocating for tangible changes, a desire to work through campus processes at the highest level, and a commitment to making OSU […]
The Honors College Earns Silver!
Congratulations to the Oregon State University Honors College on earning the silver-level Green Office Certification! We were first reached out to by a dedicated Honors College student employee who had heard about the Green Office Certification and wanted to know how he could complete it. In partnership with one of the Honors College Graduate Teaching […]
The Center for Teaching and Learning Earns Bronze!
Congratulations to the Oregon State University Center for Teaching and Learning on earning the bronze-level Green Office Certification! Thank you to the dedicated employees of the CTL that contributed to gathering and inputting data for the survey. We are thrilled to see their interest in ‘greening’ their office space! Some highlights from their results include: […]
Large Transnational Corporations Play Critical Role in Global Natural Resource Management
Researchers have identified six specific actions that large transnational corporations could take to steer environmental stewardship actions in the right direction. Combined with effective public policies and improved government regulations, these actions have the potential to make waves around the world. James Watson, a co-author of the new paper and an assistant professor of sustainability […]
Check out the OSUsed Store, OSU’s thrift store
The OSUsed Store is operated by OSU Surplus Property and sells surplus materials from campus and local government agencies. This provides another life for reusable goods, low prices on merchandise, and funds back to OSU! Store merchandise includes used furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), computers and computer accessories, office supplies, bicycles, household […]
The Swinomish Tribe and OSU researchers have been awarded over $1.6 million to expand a traditional native foods environmental education program!
The Swinomish Tribe and OSU researchers have been awarded more than $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation to expand an environmental education program that focuses on traditional native foods. About the Program: This program expansion is a five-year project with the goal of tackling the issues that place-based people face when their culture, community, […]
Installing Solar Panels on Agricultural Lands Maximizes their Efficiency, New Study Shows
A recent study by Oregon State University has found that solar panels located on agricultural fields are the most productive. This idea of co-developing the same area of land is called agrivoltaics and this study has determined that if less than 1% of agricultural land was co-developed with solar panels, the resulting energy would be […]
OSUsed Summer Clearances set for August 20 and 23
The OSUsed Store is open for special clearances on Tuesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 pm and Friday, August 23, 12:00-3:00 pm. At these sales, specially marked items throughout the store will be 50% off! Join the Facebook event for photos of merchandise, reminders and inquiries. Store merchandise includes used furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, […]
Tribunal Rules that Fracking Violates Human Rights!
In May 2018, the Spring Creek Project co-organized the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change. For the first time in the almost 40 year history of the Tribunal, they had an international focus on the rights of Nature as well as the rights of humans. As the Tribunal was underway, […]
Moore Money, Moore Problems?
Year after year, electronics on the shelves are constantly being replaced with smaller, faster, and more efficient versions of themselves. As technology improves these turnover rates begin to blur together as soon the consumer is too overwhelmed with trying to keep up with the “latest cutting-edge tech”. A perfect example of this can be found […]