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.

LAST CHANCE: Now Hiring Student Eco-Representatives!

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.

corvallis week of action!

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.

Full Schedule of Events

*NEW* Sustainability Clubs & Organizations Page!

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

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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