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: 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! RecycleMania is an annual, 8-week recycling competition running February 2nd - March 28th this year. You can help us win the Oregon Classic and compete nationally by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. So grab your recyclables and recycle, recycle, recycle!

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

Coming Soon: The Certifications!

You’ve heard of our Green Office Certification but did you know we just started a Green Greek Certification and our Green Lab Certification is coming soon?

Work in teams to fill out the survey for your Sorority, Fraternity, or Laboratory and help us fulfill that commitment for a more sustainable beaver community!

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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