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Sustainability at OSU is a collaborative effort between multiple organizations, due to the multifaceted nature of sustainability and the breadth of sustainability related subject matter covered at OSU.


The three organizations listed below play a leadership role in integrating sustainability into OSU's mission and operations. Although each has a different emphasis area, the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative partner on programming throughout the year that reaches across all audiences.

OSU Sustainability Office

The Sustainability Office provides consultation and support to departments across campus and directly manages operations, outreach and assessment programming. The Sustainability Office is part of Capital Planning and Development.

OSU Campus Recycling

Campus Recycling manages a comprehensive waste management system that focuses on reducing, reusing and recycling with disposal as a last resort. Campus Recycling is part of Procurement, Contracts and Materials Management.


The Student Sustainability Initiative works to advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through programming that fosters environmental, social, and economic justice. The Student Sustainability Initiative is part of Student Leadership and Involvement.



Oregon State University Extension Service

OSU's most extensive outreach tool provides an abundance of sustainability-related information for many audiences.

OSU Energy Efficiency Center

The EEC provides the Northwest with a laboratory to develop a knowledge base of new and common efficiency opportunities in a range of sectors, currently including industry, agriculture and commercial facilities. The center is built on student management with faculty mentorship and oversight.

Integrated Plant Protection Center

IPPC is dedicated to an integrated approach to developing and supporting effective, economical management of agricultural pests and the rational use of pesticides within the context of sound ecological principles and social realities.

Sustainable Forestry Partnership

Formed at OSU in 1995, Partnership Institutions now include Auburn, Penn State, OSU and USDA. Together, their mission is to document and promote innovation in sustainable forestry and help others integrate this innovation broadly into both policy and practice.

The Spring Creek Project

The Spring Creek Project brings together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.


Corvallis Sustainability Coalition

Corvallis' main network of organizations and individual volunteers aimed at engaging the community in sustainability efforts. 

Corvallis Environmental Center

A local group educating and assisting people in the areas of local food security, environmental education, and energy conservation. They also manage Energize Corvallis, a program dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy-efficient, climate-friendly communities in the United States.