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

We're Hiring Two Student positions!

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.

Graphic design information and application.
Marketing and outreach information and application.

Beyond Earth day 2019

Beyond Earth Day (BED) is a week-long celebration of people and planet that occurs near Earth Day (April 22nd). BED programming looks to highlight programs and activities that celebrate or provide education on the well-being of our society, economy, and planet. The celebration includes the annual Community Fair with events and booths hosted by a variety of on- and off-campus organizations!

Learn more on the BED website and Facebook event!


OSU wins RecycleMania 2019!!

Congratulations Beavers - we emerged victorious in the RecycleMania Oregon Classic once again! With that victory comes the title, bragging rights and our ability to keep the trophy another year! Since the Oregon Classic started in 2010, OSU has won six times compared to UO’s four.

Learn more on the RecycleMania webpage!  Way to go Beavs!

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...


"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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