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Welcome to OSU's sustainability website! OSU is committed to social and economic justice, and to reducing waste. Last year, OSU students launched Grads Give Back to reclaim and reuse graduation gowns, providing them this year to students in need. And now we scale it up! Gowns can be donated at staffed stations outside Reser Stadium right after Commencement or at the main entrance to the Valley Library, after Commencement through the following Monday (June 15-17).

It’s time for the Great Move Out!

OSU will once again be working on campus and in the Corvallis community to collect reusable goods from students during end-of-year move out and donating them to local non-profits.

You can help by volunteering for shifts June 10-19! Find off-campus volunteering details here and residence hall volunteering details here.

And if you are a student, please donate unneeded goods rather than throwing them in the trash. See off-campus donation details here and residence hall donation details here.

For more information on The Great Move Out, visit the website.

OSU wins RecycleMania 2019!!

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!

Grads Give Back: Donate Your Gown to the Next Graduate

Are you graduating and walking in Commencement? Give your gown after the ceremony! 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 staffed stations outside Reser Stadium right after Commencement or at the main entrance to the Valley Library, after Commencement through the following Monday (June 15-17).

For questions, please click here or email andrea.norris@oregonstate.edu. Grads Give Back is sponsored by Campus Recycling, ASOSU, Memorial Union, Valley Library, HSRC, and Sustainability Office.

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.

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STARS Gold

"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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