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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.
Are you graduating and walking in Commencement? Give your gown to a future graduate afterward! You can help another student who may not be able to participate in Commencement otherwise, while keeping your cap and cords as a memento. Gowns can be donated at Valley Library from June 11-14 and the Memorial Union year-round. Click here for details or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Grads Give Back is sponsored by ASOSU, Campus Recycling, Sustainability Office, Memorial Union, and Valley Library.
Agrivoltaics reimagines the relationship between water, energy, and agriculture. This new technology promises to improve food production and reduce water use, while also creating energy and additional revenue. Essentially, solar panels are placed on the same land as crops, allowing growers to harvest the power of the sun twice.
The Sustainability Office has launched an interactive, web-based map showcasing many sustainability-related features on the Corvallis campus. Features include: OSU's cultural resource centers, stormwater collection features, energy efficient buildings, electric vehicle chargers, bike fix-it stands, and any great programs that contribute towards making OSU both a more sustainable and pleasant place. We welcome your feedback on this new resource!
In December 2021, OSU received its eleventh Gold designation in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, making it the first college or university to reach eleven awards, and one of a small handful of colleges and universities to use STARS each year. STARS provides a complete set of sustainability assessment data for university curriculum, research, operations and outreach.
As shown in "World Scientists' Warning of a Climate Emergency", scientists have a moral obligation to clearly warn humanity of any catastrophic threat and to “tell it like it is.” On the basis of this obligation and the graphical indicators presented, they have declared, with more than 11,000 scientist signatories from around the world, clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency.
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