OSU has received Gold Certification!

Exciting news! OSU has received a Forth Mobility Electric Vehicle Adoption Leadership (EVAL) Gold certification! Forth is an Oregon-based nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate the use of smart transportation to move people and goods in a more efficient, cleaner and equitable way. The EVAL program, launched in 2021, provides a roadmap, resources and recognition for organizations that support electric mobility.  OSU has 21 electric vehicle charging stations on the Corvallis campus and two in Newport at the Gladys Valley Marine Studies Building.

Join the Eco-Reps Team!

Are you an OSU student living on campus next year? Are you excited to make new friends and build OSU’s culture of sustainability in the process? If you answered yes to both of those questions then you should apply to be an OSU Eco-Rep for the 2021-22 school year! 

OSU’s Eco-Reps program is a cohort-based student leadership development program that transforms resident students into sustainability advocates. Eco-Reps work with the best and brightest minds of OSU and are responsible for advancing a culture of sustainability in OSU residence halls. This is a great entry-level job for incoming students, as Eco-Reps generally work 5-8 hrs a week and can fit work around their class schedules and other obligations. 

Learn more and apply here by October 3rd!

Now Hiring Materials Associates!

Materials Management is hiring for up to 20 student Materials Associates, who play an important role in the overall university mission to reuse, recycle and/or dispose of a wide variety of materials sustainably. Gain valuable skills and experience in customer service, teamwork, IT, online sales, leadership, retail operations, methods for materials recycling, reuse, and waste reduction, and more. Position includes training and work schedules set around your class schedule. 

Applicants who hold underrepresented identities and those who contribute to an inclusive work environment are encouraged to apply. Learn more here

WOHESC Call for Proposals:

The Washington & Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (WOHESC) is now inviting proposals for the 2022 conference! The 2022 theme is 'The Path Forward to an Equitable and Regenerative Economy'. You can be a featured part of the conference program to look at fair, equitable and sustainable economies, and rebuilding with a clean, green careers-driven approach.

Proposals are due October 15, so now is the time to start preparing your presentation or workshop! Learn more and apply here

New Page: Environmental Justice

Environmental Justice is an important and often undervalued aspect of sustainability. The Sustainability Office has created a new page that we hope will serve as a central hub of Environmental Justice information for the OSU community! This page provides important definitions and resources for further learning.

Check out the Environmental Justice page to learn more, and use the feedback form at the bottom to let us know if you have any questions or comments.

In December 2020, OSU received its tenth Gold designation in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, making it the first college or university to reach ten 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.

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STARS Gold

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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