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Welcome to OSU's sustainability website! OSU is committed to social and economic justice, and to reducing waste. Are you interested in social justice, environmentalism, politics, human health, or sustainability in general? Come visit the Sustainability Zone at the Beaver Community Fair in the NW region of the Memorial Union Quad on Friday, September 27th from 12-4pm! The Sustainability Zone will feature OSU departments & student organizations, and local community businesses/non-profit organizations focused on social, economic, and/or environmental sustainability that aim to provide information for students to learn about what sustainability is and how they can take action.
Are you living on campus this year and looking for a fun student leadership job? Check out the application for this year’s Eco-Reps! OSU's Eco-Reps program is a cohort-based development program that transforms resident students into sustainability advocates, and serves as a platform for great careers! It is sponsored by the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, University Housing & Dining Services and the Center for Civic Engagement.
Applicants must be living in the residence halls during the 2019-2020 academic year and be able to work 5-8 hours per week. Pay starts at $11.50 per hour and applications are due Sept. 30, 2019. Click here for application details and additional information.
Join the Corvallis Climate Action Alliance for the Week of Action taking place from September 20th-27th! Corvallis community members of all ages and backgrounds are coming together for a week of climate change action, education, and outreach. Please join us in this important effort to make Corvallis a leader and innovator in climate change solutions! Various events will be happening each day including:
-9/22, 9/25, 9/27: Climate Crisis Film Festival at the First Congregational United Church of Christ from 6:30-9:30pm
-9/23: Green New Deal: What it is and why we need it at the Corvallis High School Theater from 7-8:30pm.
-9/27: Community March and Rally at the Riverfront Park from 3-5pm.
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
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, email@example.com.
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.
"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 Swinomish Tribe and OSU researchers have been awarded more than $1.6 million from the National Science Foundation to expand an environmental education program that focuses on traditional native foods. About the Program: This program expansion is a five-year project with the goal of tackling the issues that place-based people face when their culture, community, […]
A recent study by Oregon State University has found that solar panels located on agricultural fields are the most productive. This idea of co-developing the same area of land is called agrivoltaics and this study has determined that if less than 1% of agricultural land was co-developed with solar panels, the resulting energy would be […]
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The OSUsed Store is open for special clearances on Tuesday, August 20, 5:30-7:30 pm and Friday, August 23, 12:00-3:00 pm. At these sales, specially marked items throughout the store will be 50% off! Join the Facebook event for photos of merchandise, reminders and inquiries. Store merchandise includes used furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, […]
In May 2018, the Spring Creek Project co-organized the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change. For the first time in the almost 40 year history of the Tribunal, they had an international focus on the rights of Nature as well as the rights of humans. As the Tribunal was underway, […]
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