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

Washington & Oregon Higher education sustainability conference

Want a ride to WOHESC 2019? OSU Sustainability Officer, Brandon Trelstad, is coordinating carpooling/vanpooling to the University of Washington for WOHESC 2019. If you are interested, contact him here. If you aren't registered yet, don't worry! Group registration is $99 for faculty/staff and $75 for students. Only three people are needed for a group.

Use discount code OSU30 for 30% off registration!




Together we can battle 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 3 - March 30 this year. You can help us win the Oregon Classic and compete nationally by recycling, composting and reducing your trash.

Learn more on the RecycleMania webpage or at events offered throughout the term!

OSU study finds sheep and solar to be mutually beneficial!

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! 

Read the full story here!

In March, 2018, OSU received its seventh 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. STARS provides a complete set of sustainability assessment data for university curriculum, research, operations and outreach.

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"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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