- Planning, Policy & Assessment
This is page is intended to provide you with information on sustainability highlights around campus, and how you can move, eat, and enjoy all that our campus has to offer in a sustainable way, Welcome!
Want to see some of OSU's Corvallis campus sustainability "hot-spots"? Check out the self-guided sustainability tour brochure
Interested in getting a tour of the LEED-Platinum certified Energy Center? Please contact us.
OSU's Corvallis campus has a variety of rain water mitigation techniques, many of which are on the cutting edge of sustainability. Check out the rain water resource guide to learn more!
Not just OSU's buildings are built green. Twice awarded "Tree Campus USA" status by the Arbor Day Foundation, OSU also strives to restore habitat, protect waterways and create additional green spaces around campus.
While there is plenty of parking around campus for your visit, we encourage you to consider alternative forms of transportation to get to and get around campus. You can check out our alternative transportaion brochure, or visit the links posted below.
Valley Retriever (service around the mid-Willamette Valley, the Coast, and Bend)
For general transportation and parking information, please see the OSU Transit and Parking Services website.
Coming to campus in an electric vehicle (EV) and want to charge up? Please contact us!
University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) try to make their activities and services as sustainable as possible. To see what UHDS is doing in their facilities, which include the dining centers, please see their sustainability page.
There are a number of restaurants located in Corvallis that support local agriculture and have implemented more sustainable practices at their businesses. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition issued a list of restaurants that strive to use ingredients from nearby counties.
OSU strives to decrease its landfill-bound waste by reducing, reusing and recycling; Campus Recycling spearheads these efforts. Please help us keep our campus beautiful by reducing what you need to throw away, and properly disposing of what does need to be discarded.
Composting activities are underway at multiple dining centers around campus. When you're finished with your meal, ask a staff member to assist you in reducing the amount of waste headed for the landfill.
There are also numerous small-scale composting projects underway.
An Earthtub is installed at Marketplace West Dining Center for the composting of kitchen scraps.
The OSU Organic Growers Club uses makes and uses compost at their farm plot on Highway 34.
Outside of campus, Allied Waste of Corvallis offers a compost bin to its weekly customers in place of a yard waste container.