OSU Joins DOE’s EV Workplace Charging Challenge

Oregon State University is proud to demonstrate its leadership in workplace sustainability by supporting the development of the national plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure. OSU is pursuing this goal as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge – a national partnership that aims to increase the number of employers offering workplace […]


Time for another Staff Spotlight! This week features Steve Schofield. Who: Steve Schofield, Surplus/Warehouse Coordinator for Surplus for the last 4 and a half years. What he does here: I coordinate the influx of surplus on campus and maintain the warehouse space. One fave thing about his job: The variety in the work I do as well as knowing […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Jessica Collins

This post is the first of our blog series which will showcase staff from Campus Recycling and Surplus Property and will run regularly during the summer. Who: Jessica Collins, Student Program Assistant for Campus Recycling for the last 9 months. What she does here: Behind the scenes stuff mainly – assisting with coordination of programs, research, data […]

3-D Printing with Recycled Plastic

3-D printing technology has advanced so greatly that relatively inexpensive 3-D printers are now available and popping up all over the OSU Campus. The Valley Library recently made 3-D printing available to any student and also has a 24 hour web cam set-up for viewing of the articles being made ( One major drawback at the moment […]

Day of Caring Service Projects

Registration is now open for Day of Caring Service Projects on May 29th! Students, staff, and faculty are invited to participate in this day of service. Choose from 6 different projects with 6 community partners, which will take place from 2-4 PM or 2-4:30 PM. Check-in will be on campus at the MU Lounge with transportation […]

Recreational Sports and Sustainability

Oregon State University strives to include sustainability in every department, and Recreational Sports is no exception. This year Rec-Sports hired their first ever Student Sustainability Coordinator, who will help the department work as a steward for the sustainable movement on campus by utilizing technology, educating users and staff, and leading by example. The mission of Rec-Sports is to promote health and […]

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 […]

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 […]