OSU Faculty Members are Lead Authors of new IPCC (Climate Change) Report
What is the IPCC? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988, is the “international body for assessing the science related to climate change.” Its purpose is to provide policymakers with assessments of the scientific literature on climate change, the impacts […]
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 […]
WOHESC OSU Events
The Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is, self described, “a platform for inspiring change, facilitating action, and promoting collaboration related to sustainability within the region’s higher education institutions”. Each year WOHESC hosts a number of conversations, workshops, and networking opportunities to help facilitate better environmental practices in Oregon and Washington State institutions for higher […]
15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends
A recent issue of BioScience has revealed the severity of negative trends in certain types of environmental harm and their impact on human well-being. The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries. Among the negative 25-year global trends noted in […]
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 […]
TOP Indicators help with Tracking Oregon’s Progress
Newly released by the Oregon Community Foundation and the OSU Rural Studies Program, Tracking Oregon’s Progress, or TOP Indicators are a new addition to the Oregon Explorer and Rural Communities Explorer’s Communities Reporter Tool. They are aimed at helping understand trends in Oregon’s economy, people and communities and environment. The TOP indicators include 89 metrics […]
Going Going Sold! To Bidder 70!
Tim DeChristopher is famous for his disruption in an oil and gas land lease auction where he outbid the rest in order to protect fragile land in southern Utah.Soon after he was sentenced to two years in federal prison for what was considered a civil disobedient act. Tim has been out of prison for less […]
OSU student study sustainable business practices in Corvallis
In spring 2013, Dr. Hilary Boudet’s class of public policy graduate students embarked on a partnership with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to help answer the following question: How can the Coalition encourage local businesses to implement more sustainable practices? The class also addressed questions of defining what a sustainable business practice looked like. A primary […]
Community Solar Survey – respond by Apr.15!
As announced at the Sustainability Town Hall on March 14, the Energy Action Team (EAT) of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has decided to pursue a community solar project as its next undertaking in 2013. This supports the Action Team’s goal of increasing local renewable energy production to offset fossil fuel usage. However, there are many […]
Sustainability Office Hiring Transportation Project Student Technician
The OSU Sustainability Office is recruiting a student employee with transportation-related experience to research and implement alternative transportation projects and staff several committees. The successful candidate should have some knowledge of basic transportation demand management principles and will work 20-40 hours per week during summer and 10-20 hours per week during the academic year, working […]