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

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

New Campus Recycling/Composting Guidelines!

A new school year means new campus recycling and composting guidelines so make sure you stay in the know! Check out Campus Recycling’s new guides for the ultimate self-sorting experience!

Questions? Contact Andrea Norris at Andrea.Norris@oregonstate.edu.  

Sustainability Double Degree

Are you passionate about making a difference in the world? The Sustainability Double Degree and Minor provide students with a rich interdisciplinary curriculum that explores sustainability issues in the world today and fosters the knowledge, skills and abilities to address complex sustainability issues in communities and workplaces. 

In step with the interdisciplinary nature of sustainability, the degree is designed to complement all OSU degree programs and is to be earned as a second Bachelor’s degree in addition to a major area of study. Students may obtain a Bachelor of Science, Sustainability after completing 32 credits or a Sustainability Minor after completing 27 credits. Please contact the program advisor regarding any questions about the program: Erica Elliott, sus.advising@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.

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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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