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Welcome to OSU's sustainability website! Oregon State University has demonstrated sustainability leadership for decades, through natural resources programming, climate change research, experiential learning opportunities and multiple connections with communities across the State of Oregon and beyond. Explore further why OSU is a leader in sustainability...
From running sustainability events, to supporting our Eco-Reps in their residence halls, to monitoring the renewable energy flows of campus, there is a student employment opportunity waiting for just about any student.
Applications are due starting April 11.
In March, 2018, OSU received its seventh Gold designation in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, making it one of a small handful of colleges and universities to reach that milestone. STARS provides a complete set of sustainability assessment data for university curriculum, research, operations and outreach.
"World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice" warns that environmental trends in categories such as marine fisheries, population growth, deforestation, wildlife abundance and climate change raise the likelihood of "widespread misery and catastrophic biodiversity loss" in the future. According to data collected by Altmetric, the paper was ranked No. 6 out of more than 9 million publications tracked by the company since it began monitoring in 2011.
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TheSustainability Officeis currently recruiting for three student workers to join our Corvallis team! The first position will focus onsupporting campus energy conservation and sustainability projects. The second position will assist with utility data requests and analyses, building controls technologies and development of reporting tools. This work will include software development with an emphasis on building […]
With the end of Winter term, RecycleManiais coming to a close. To help fuel you during dead week,The Sustainability Officeis putting on theannual RecycleMania Coffee Giveaway.Bring your own mug and we will see you for free fair trade coffee and cocoa! Stop by to learn about other RecycleMania events going on and the chance to […]
Eco-reps are an Oregon State program that are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in which they live. They educate residents about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and outreach, and plan and execute sustainability-focused events. They also maintain their hall’s composting program. Last year, the Eco-Reps reached people […]
How have our funeral practices been impacting the planet? Cynthia Beal, a 30-year veteran of the natural-food movement, has been working to answer this question. She believes that patterns of our current funeral industry have been devastating for our planet, remarking:I was trying to solve the problem of what would happen to peoples bodies. As […]