Welcome to OSU's sustainability website! 

Interested in joining clubs and organizations with a focus on sustainability but don’t know where to find them? Overwhelmed by how much OSU has to offer? Check out our new sustainability clubs & orgs page for a comprehensive list of groups that are working towards creating a more sustainable community here at Oregon State University! #SustainableBeavs

World Scientists Declare Climate Emergency!

11,000 scientists from 153 countries have officially declared a climate emergency. This global coalition of scientists led by William J. Ripple and Christopher Wolf of Oregon State University says “untold human suffering” is unavoidable without deep and lasting shifts in human activities that contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and other factors related to climate change. The scientists have identified six areas in which humanity should take immediate steps to slow down the effects of our warming planet.

Read more here: https://tinyurl.com/rnmxcao


RecycleMania is still on: Together we can battle against the Ducks and help the environment at the same time!

Join us in defeating U of O in this year's RecycleMania! We can do this together! RecycleMania continues through the end of spring break (3/28). We are currently winning and in the home stretch – let’s not lose footing now! Those still living and working on campus can help us compete by recycling your end of term papers, emptying recycling from your office desk or residential hall room into central bins to make it count, and double checking what is recyclable at OSU to make sure you and everyone you know is recycling everything possible! So grab your recyclables and recycle, recycle, recycle!

Learn more at http://tiny.cc/rm-osu. #sustainablebeavs

They're Here: The Green Certifications!

We have officially launched our entire Green Certifications program! You’ve heard of our Green Office Certification but did you know we now also have a Green Greek Certification and a Green Lab Certification?

Work in teams to fill out the survey for your office, chapter, or laboratory and help us fulfill that commitment for a more sustainable beaver community! Bonus: it can all be done remotely and we are here to help! #sustainablebeavs

Questions? Contact: sustainability@oregonstate.edu

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.

Read more about how you can use STARS...


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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