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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!
Join us in defeating U of O in this year's Recyclemania! RecycleMania is an annual, 8-week recycling competition running February 3 - March 30 this year. You can help us win the Oregon Classic and compete nationally by recycling, composting and reducing your trash.
A research team in OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences found that grasses favored by sheep and cattle thrive in the shade of a solar array installed in a pasture on the OSU campus. The areas under the array produced double the amount of plant material than the unshaded areas, including an increase in in nutritional value of plants. The researchers also noted a significant increase in late-season plant growth!
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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.
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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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 […]
The Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU Sustainability Office and the OSU Foundation have launched the university’s first fundraising effort focused on reducing university carbon emissions. Addressing climate change means setting ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals – and doing everything we can to meet them! So, for the first time ever, we are partnering […]
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