New Page: Our Work

The work of the Sustainability Office spans many disciplines, types and time scales. We work in multiple functional areas, including Policy & Infrastructure, Outreach & Networking, Academic Engagement, and Sustainability Assessment. 

Take a look at the new Our Work page to get a broad sense of what our office is working on, and what's on the horizon.

We're Hiring!

Are you interested in joining a passionate team of people working to make OSU more sustainable? Well you’re in luck, because we’re hiring a Graphic Design Intern! This position will be in charge of designing print and digital media for the Sustainability Office, as well as collaborating with other teammates on videography projects.

Learn more and apply!

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

Now Hiring Crew Members!

Materials Management is hiring for up to 20 student Crew Members to start late spring or fall on the Corvallis campus. Work may include collecting recycling and surplus, warehouse organizing, online sales, and receiving, independently and in small teams. Training provided. Gain valuable skills in customer service, teamwork, leadership, retail operations, and waste management. Application deadline extended through summer term. See job posting here.

In December 2019, OSU received its ninth 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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