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Welcome to OSU's sustainability website! Oregon State University has demonstrated sustainability leadership for decades, through natural resources programming, climate change research, experiential learning opportunities and multiple connections with communities across the State of Oregon and beyond. Explore further why OSU is a leader in sustainability...
OSU has been following significant changes occurring to recycling markets that impact what materials are acceptable for placing in recycling bins on campus. Campus Recycling has recently updated the acceptables list in accordance with our local recycling processors’ requirements.
For the last six years, Oregon State has been the recipient of Tree Campus USA, awarded by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Oregon Department of Forestry. The Tree Campus standards require the school to have a campus tree advisory committee, campus tree care plan, campus tree program with dedicated annual expenditures, Arbor Day observance, and a service learning project. OSU has succeeded in receiving the award every year since 2010. Our most recent recognition came in April, in time for Earth Day.
On May 19 the annual Day of Caring invites Oregon State students, staff, faculty, and their children/dependents to give back to the community with service projects focused on environmental restoration, food security, health and wellbeing, youth development, and more! This year’s Day of Caring is co-sponsored by the OSU Alumni Association and United Way of Benton and Lincoln Counties. In addition, the Day of Caring is put on in conjunction with the OSU Alumni Association's Community Day of Service which provides nationwide service opportunities for OSU alumni to support #BeaversGiveBack.
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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Due to significant changes in recycling markets, certain materials are no longer accepted in recycling bins around campus. Oregon State Campus Recycling has updated their acceptables list so that it corresponds with the requirements of OSUs local recycling processor. Campus Recycling is gradually replacing outdated signage around campus and replacing it with corrected signage that […]
While bookwork in the classroom is the core of a college education, experiential learning outside of the classroom is also necessary to inspire students and truly prepare them for entering the workforce. It should be no surprise that many college graduates lack confidence as they transition from college to careers, because they have been working […]
On May 14th at 7pm, the Spring Creek Project is hosting Sandra Steingraber, who will be performing her lecture, Fighting with Your Whole Heart: Human Rights and the new science on Fracking, at the Whiteside Theatre. Steingraber will discuss the scientific literature that shows a strong link between fracking and cancer as well as the […]
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Before summer move-out, salvage your broken items for free at our Spring Repair Fair onWednesday, May 16th 5:30 – 7:30 PMat the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.) Learn to repair your broken items with the help of our volunteers and attend our demos to pocket some knowledgeable skills on being more sustainable! See the […]