Volunteer at the HSRC Food Pantry!
What is the HSRC Food Pantry? The HSRC Food Pantry is a Human Services Resource Center program that distributes food to limited-income individuals and families via their shopping-style days, Fresh Food Fridays, and food boxes. The HSRC Food Pantry is located at 1030 SW Madison Avenue in the building called Avery House (also called Avery […]
Sustainable Engineering Spotlight: Gondar, Ethiopia
Amy Salisbury and Gavin Bennett, civil engineering undergraduate students, learned that culture is often an important factor to consider for sustainable engineering. Amy, Gavin, and a team of other students have been working on a multi-faceted project to build an irrigation system and housing for a plant nursery and a bathroom for a village school, […]
While bookwork in the classroom is the core of a college education, experiential learning outside of the classroom is also necessary to inspire students and truly prepare them for entering the workforce. It should be no surprise that many college graduates lack confidence as they transition from college to careers, because they have been working […]
OSU Community Dialogues
Student Leadership & Involvement (SLI) and Diversity & Cultural Engagement (DCE) are excited to announce the launch of the Community Dialogues! The Community Dialogues are a once-per-term event which “seeks to cultivate connection and deep learning through exploration of critical and contentious issues“. The program utilizes a National Issues Forum Model which aims to engage participants in dialogues that: Create a […]
Oregon State staff address “Wicked Problems”.
Oregon State Scholars publish a new book, “New Strategies for Wicked Problems: Science and Solutions in the 21st Century”, a look into current problems that our society confronts on social, economic, political and environmental topics. This book is a series of articles that addresses these issues and proposes an assortment of problem-solving methodologies to confront […]
PAC-12 Sustainability Conference
Last Monday, three members of the Sustainability Office and two student athletes who are a part of the Beaver Athletics Sustainability Team (BAST), represented Oregon State University at the PAC-12 Sustainability Conference in Sacramento, CA. This conference focused on incorporating sustainability practices into the PAC-12 athletic programs. There were about 150 attendees who represented the […]
Let’s watch our waste together!
Interested in volunteering on campus? Gaining leadership skills? Making an impact on sustainability? If any of these describe you, the Waste Watchers club may be the right fit for you! Drop by our weekly meetings Mondays from 6:30 – 8:00 PM in room 206 of the Student Experience Center (home to the SSI) to contribute ideas, plan events, meet like-minded individuals, […]
OSU Sustainability Office Now Hiring!
The OSU Sustainability Office seeks outgoing and enthusiastic students to fill two different paid positions beginning in May 2015 and running through at least the end of the 2016 school year. Positions are available to both work-study and non-work-study students. Applications are due by 5PM, Thursday, April 30. Energy Project Student Technical Assistant $11.00/hr | 10-20 hrs/wk […]
Take the Initiative. Join the Initiative.
Want to get involved creating environmental, social, and economic justice? Always wanted to know more about the Student Sustainability Initiative? Looking for volunteer and internship opportunities? We’ve got all of that and we’re looking for you TONIGHT! At 6PM tonight in Owen 103, Take the Initiative. Join the Initiative. is your opportunity to get answers […]
SSI Travel Grantee: Lexa McAllister
Lexa McAllister was awarded a $50 SSI Travel Grant to travel to San Francisco, California to attend the Divestment Convergence in April of 2014. She wrote a blog post for the Ecologue to describe her experience. __________________________________________ Students Engaging Tomorrow traveled to San Francisco to attend the Divestment Convergence at San Francisco State University. This […]