While students outnumber faculty and staff almost 4 to 1, OSU employees have a dramatic impact on their surroundings and environment.

There are ways to get involved!

Become a Sustainability Advocate

Join the OSU Sustainability Advocates program and engage in a community of campus peers who are informed of and provide feedback on sustainability-related programs across campus. 



Succeeding at the objectives set by the American College and University Presidents’ Carbon Commitment, signed by President Ed Ray in 2007, requires action and collaboration by all parts of Oregon State University (OSU). The Ad Hoc Committee on the OSU Carbon Commitment provides faculty leadership in order to support effective engagement by all faculty and their home units.

Join the Sustainability Office faculty and staff sustainability email list

This resource is targeted specifically for OSU faculty and staff.  Some of the topics types covered include:

  • Major milestones in advancing institutional sustainability, such as implementing OSU's Climate Plan
  • Opportunities for you and/or your department to contribute to the sustainability movement
  • Electronic tools and resources
  • Case studies and success stories from across campus and beyond
  • Awards and recognition the university receives
  • Resources you can share with students

We are committed to keeping this listserv concise and carefully managed.  On average, expect one email per month.  Sign up today!