OSU's Path to Carbon Neutrality Finalized! 

The university has adopted a Path to Carbon Neutrality to guide our carbon reduction strategies going forward. This plan has been informed by significant engagement throughout the university community, including with faculty, staff, and students, and by benchmarking with peer universities nationally. The plan includes a set of nine actions, including prioritizing energy efficiency; emphasizing on-site renewable energy production and the use of off-site renewable energy; reducing and eliminating the use of natural gas; promoting sustainable transportation options; and evaluating carbon offset potential from university lands.

Read more here! 

Introducing the Sustainability Engagement Program!

OSU's new Sustainability Engagement Program is a two-part leadership course designed to offer a structured, practical, and meaningful experience for students who wish to explore sustainability without committing to the time or expense of a for-credit class. The first session is Summer 2022, beginning June 20. This non-credit, transcript visible course is free of charge. 

Register here! 

Repair Fair Spring '22 Video

Check out our latest video highlighting the Spring Repair Fair! Repair Fairs are an event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a group run by Campus Recycling. These events help students, staff, and Corvallis community members save money, gain skills, and reduce waste by learning how to fix broken items, such as appliances, clothing, bicycles, and computers. At the recent event, Greeks Go Green hosted a thrift sale, with proceeds benefiting Jackson Street Youth Services. Thank you to everyone who volunteered and attended! 

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Residence Hall Composting Wrap-Up

OSU Eco-Representatives encourage a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in which they live. This year, Buxton, Tebeau, Sackett, and West hosted composting programs for residents, and accepted food waste, tea bags, coffee filters, pizza boxes, and more. With Spring term coming to an end and the composting program wrapping up, we are pleased to announce that over 833 pounds of compost were successfully diverted from the landfill!

Click here to learn more about composting on campus, including the Department Compost Program

Earn Green Certification For Your Office, Lab, Or Greek Chapter! 

Green Certifications help the OSU community further sustainability efforts and receive recognition for excellent work. Green Office, Lab, and Greek certifications utilize online Qualtrics surveys to assess existing practices, such as energy and water use, waste management, purchasing, transportation, and outreach. Each survey can be saved and continued at any time, allowing you to complete it at your own pace. Once data entry and analysis are complete, we will send your score and certification level, as well as customized recommendations for improvement to reach the next level! 

Learn more here