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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!
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.
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.
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!
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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.
"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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The Associated Students of Oregon State University, OSU Sustainability Office and the OSU Foundation have launched the university’s first fundraising effort focused on reducing university carbon emissions. Addressing climate change means setting ambitious carbon emissions reduction goals – and doing everything we can to meet them! So, for the first time ever, we are partnering […]
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The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on tribal forestry with a film, three lectures and a capstone field trip. Topics include indigenous forest and subsistence practices, the history and future of tribal forestry in Oregon, and how first foods such as fish, berries and big game drive forest […]
Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! Winter term meetings begin tonight! Starting at 5:00 PM and going until 6:30 PM in Student Experience Center Room 206 (aka the Center for Civic Engagement office), our weekly meetings will happen each Thursday of the term until March 14th. Join the clubto meet […]
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Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, philanthropist and human rights activist Anglique Kidjo will speak and perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday,Jan. 19, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. In her presentation, Artist As Activist: A Passion for Freedom and Social Justice, Kidjo will discuss the responsibility of artists to use […]
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