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Join the Student Sustainability Initiative Fee Board

Be a voice for sustainability at OSU! Apply for a Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) Fee Board Chair or Member position for 2015-2016! Develop your leadership skills and make decisions that have a direct impact on campus infrastructure and student involvement in sustainability.  The Student Sustainability Initiative Fee Board is composed of five voting student members […]

Sixth Annual Natural Areas Celebration Week

It’s time for the sixth annual Natural Areas Celebration Week, a celebration of the incredible natural resources in our community. Join the celebration for a hike, walk, workshop, or lecture! Every event is family-friendly, free and open to the public, so come and spend some time exploring the natural world around us. Below are a few of […]

Washington Way Pocket Park Project

Oregon State campus is home to many beautiful green spaces, gathering spots, recreational areas, and study spaces. Starting this May, we we need your help to develop another beautiful addition to the campus. OSU is embarking on a collaborative pocket park design effort for the vacant space left after construction of the 15th & Washington Way street […]

Arbor Day At OSU

Happy Arbor Day everyone! Oregon State has a long long-running tradition of tree planting, care and stewardship and this year is no exception. This week we have been celebrating  Beyond Earth Day, ten days of exciting events to raise awareness of and engagement in sustainability. For the last six years, Oregon State has been the recipient of Tree […]

Green Transportation Summit & Expo

Don’t miss the Green Transportation Summit & Expo, happening April 21st and 22nd at the Portland Expo Center. As the Northwest’s largest alternative fuels and transportation event, this expo focuses on both local and regional issues and trends. The Expo offers private and public fleet operators several education tracks from industry experts and government agencies. Attendees will […]

The Stand-Up Economist: Economics, Climate Change, and Comedy

On Wednesday, February 25th, Oregon State will be hosting the Stand-Up Economist, a performance of economics, climate change, and comedy. The event will take place in the Memorial Union Horizon Room from 7:00-8:30 PM, with sponsor group tabling starting at 6:00. Pricing carbon pollution, either by a tax or through a cap and trade mechanism, […]

Georgetown University Prize: Community Meeting

This Wednesday, February 18th, will be the first community meeting to discuss Corvallis’ entry in the Georgetown University Energy Prize. The meeting will be at 7pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (645 NW Monroe Ave). The city of Corvallis is currently a quarterfinalist for the Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. But now that […]

Corvallis makes Georgetown University Energy Prize Quarterfinals!

Corvallis has made it to the quarterfinals for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. Now that we’ve made it this far, we need everyone’s help to save more energy than the 49 other American cities in the competition. The winning city will be judged based on reductions in energy […]

Win a Free Copy of The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She will be speaking at  OSU on Monday, February 2nd, at 7 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center. Kolbert has received multiple awards for her writings including the American Association for the […]

The Trade Off Conjecture

Over the last several decades the sustainability movement has gained great momentum. Legislation has slowly started to work in favor of sustainability, recycling programs have been enacted in various organizations and sustainability has become an integrated area of study across the globe. Unfortunately, there is still one aspect of the sustainable movement that is incomplete, […]