This page is intended to provide information on how to access sustainability features on the OSU Corvallis campus.
OSU has been recognized by numerous organizations for its commitment to sustainability. But we don't stop there! More recognition is in our Sustainability Office brochure below.
Self-guided Sustainability Tour
Want to see some of OSU's Corvallis campus sustainability "hot-spots"? Check out the self-guided sustainability tour brochure. For tours of select facilities, please contact us.
Rain Water Resource Guide
OSU's Corvallis campus has a variety of features to more sustainably handle water. Check out our rainwater resource guide to learn more!
New buildings and major renovations are built to LEED-silver equivalant standards or higher. Go here to see current and past projects, and see details in the self-guided tour, above.
Green space and more sustainable landscapes
It's not just about buildings... each year since 2010 OSU has been awarded "Tree Campus USA" status by the Arbor Day Foundation, OSU also strives to restore habitat, protect waterways and create additional green spaces around campus.
Getting to Campus
OSU has for years provided alternatives to the single occupancy vehicle. Anyone visiting Corvallis can enjoy the fareless Corvallis Transit System, coutesy of the City of Corvallis and partners like OSU.
Driving an electric vehicle? We have 21 EV chargers available on two different networks.
For general transportation and parking information, please see the OSU Transportation Services website.
University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) tries to make their activities and services as sustainable as possible. To see what UHDS is doing in their facilities, which include three large dining centers, please see their sustainability page.
There are a number of restaurants in Corvallis that support local agriculture and have implemented more sustainable practices at their businesses. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition issued a list of restaurants that strive to use ingredients from nearby counties.
Waste & Recycling
OSU strives to decrease its landfill-bound waste by reducing, reusing and recycling; Campus Recycling spearheads these efforts. Please help us keep our campus beautiful by reducing what you need to throw away, and properly disposing of what does need to be discarded.
Visit Campus Recycling’s website for info on how to recycle, services provided, how to get involved in the Waste Watchers student club, etc. Visit Surplus Property’s website for info on reuse of university property and the OSUsed Store.
For off campus services, including compost collection, visit Republic Service’s website.