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Welcome to OSU's sustainability website! OSU is leading a national trend of universities committed to fighting climate change. To support these efforts, we have launched our first fundraising initiative with a solar thermal project on Kelley Engineering Center. Help show that donors will give money to address the urgency of climate change by making a small contribution today!
The Sustainability Office is recruiting a student graphic designer to develop marketing and outreach material. Work 5-20 hours/week during the academic year and up to 30 hours/week in summer designing print media, digital media and other visual elements to support various sustainability related projects and programs.
The Sustainability Office is also hiring a marketing and outreach student to coordinate event planning and deliver marketing and outreach material via the web, social media and in person. This position leads our Green Office Certification program and works 10-20 hours/week during the academic year and up to 30 hours/week during summer.
Both positions help with social media and web management of this very webpage! Starting pay for both is $12/hour and applications are due April 28.
Beyond Earth Day (BED) is a week-long celebration of people and planet that occurs near Earth Day (April 22nd). BED programming looks to highlight programs and activities that celebrate or provide education on the well-being of our society, economy, and planet. The celebration includes the annual Community Fair with events and booths hosted by a variety of on- and off-campus organizations!
Congratulations Beavers - we emerged victorious in the RecycleMania Oregon Classic once again! With that victory comes the title, bragging rights and our ability to keep the trophy another year! Since the Oregon Classic started in 2010, OSU has won six times compared to UO’s four.
Learn more on the RecycleMania webpage! Way to go Beavs!
In February, 2019, OSU received its eighth 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, and use STARS each year. 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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Scientists have given us an urgent timeline. We have about a decade to cut greenhouse gases in half to avoid catastrophic climate change. How do we, each of us, need to transform to answer this once-in-a-lifetime call and rise to the challenge of the years ahead? How can we change the narratives in our minds […]
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The OSU Sustainability Office is hiring two positions, a graphic design student and a marketing and outreach student! The graphic designer will develop print and digital visuals, while the marketing and outreach student will deliver marketing and outreach material via the web and in person, and coordinate event planning.Work schedules for both positions can be […]
A team of Oregon State researchers recently published a case study on the adoption of the Instove Water Purifier in Mbale, Uganda. The goal of was to evaluate the efficacy and adoptability of the current product, so the team can improve the design of the novel water treatment technology. As is often the case in […]
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OSU Borrowables is a program of University Events that provides an inventory of event-related items that OSU faculty, staff, and students can borrow for use at their own events! The initiative is both environmentally and economically sustainable, as it has kept usable items in circulation and saved the universityaround $100,000 per year over the last […]