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Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Volunteer Program

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do to help? OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program brings people together to talk about what steps to take. The goals of the program are to get people talking about […]

Alternative Spring Break

The Center for Civic Engagement is now accepting applications for their Alternative Spring Break Program! Having started in the early 1980s, these trips focus on engaging students in non-profit service that focuses on social issues like poverty, hunger, homelessness, immigration rights and the environment. Students immerse themselves in an opportunity that allows them to grow […]

SSI Professional Development Grantee: Emily Boyer

Emily Boyer received funding to attend the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) on October 26. She wrote an Ecologue post about her experience: ____________________________________________ There are many things that drive my desire to do good, on the Oregon State campus, in my larger community in Oregon, […]

Portland to host this year's annual aashe conference

This year the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education will be holding their annual Conference and Expo in our very own Portland, Oregon. With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America. What is AASHE you ask? AASHE is an […]

Energize Corvallis: Now Hiring Interns

Looking for an internship this academic year? Interested in helping Corvallis pursue its sustainability goals and projects? Look no further than Energize Corvallis. Energize Corvallis is a local organization dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy efficient and climate-friendly cities in the United States. They are a collaboration between the City of […]

OSU Featured In STARS Annual Review

Oregon State University is well known for its strong focus in sustainability, from our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our Student Sustainability Initiative. But what features matter the most and what actions will make the biggest difference?  Who decides how sustainable we actually are and whether we are moving in the right direction? The […]

Eco Representatives – Now Recruiting for Residence Halls

Are you a new student living in a residence hall? Are you interested in getting involved in sustainability at OSU? The Eco Representative program is a great way to promote sustainable practices and take on a leadership role in your dorm. Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls […]

Corvallis Makes Quarterfinals in National Energy Competition

Corvallis has made it to the quarterfinals for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. The Corvallis application was submitted  in June, including letters of support from numerous local businesses and non-profits, Mayor Julie Manning, the Corvallis City Council, and all three utilities: Pacific Power, Consumers Power and Northwest […]

Solar Energy Workshop Event

Here at OSU we boast a variety of cutting edge sustainable energy options. From our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our portable Solar Trailer, sustainable energy is an important feature of our campus. But sustainable practices don’t stop there; the Corvallis community and its homeowners are embracing solar energy as well with help from […]

Now Hiring: Software Developer at Energize Corvallis

Energize Corvallis is hiring a part-time Software Developer to create an interactive website for the Classrooms Take Charge program. The website will be used by more than 6,000 students and teachers in 16 high schools throughout the Pacific Northwest. Funding for the position is provided by an Environmental Education award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Energize […]