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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...
Make a Difference Day is a nationally recognized day of service where thousands of people across the country work to improve their community. This year, you can be part of this amazing experience by signing up for one of the 8 projects, ranging from morning to afternoon opportunities. Click here to register!
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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.
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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Registration has opened for Oregon Sea Grant’s annualState of the Coast conference, which will be held Oct. 27 in Coos Bay. Billed as Oregon’s coastal conference for everyone, the event aims to bring together the public, scientists, fishermen, resource managers, artists, teachers, students and conservationists. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network and talk […]
OnOctober 12th, Friday of last week, about two dozen students spent three hours sorting through campus waste in the Student Experience Center Plaza. They were students from Professor Ann Scheerers SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment class, sorting campus waste as one component of a class project. The goal of the waste audit was to see how […]
Students sift through waste to aid recycling Source: John Deuel, 541-737-2856; firstname.lastname@example.org By: Amie Hookland, 541-737-5398; email@example.com Two dozen students from an Oregon State University sustainability assessment class (SUS 304) will sort through garbage from across campus on Oct. 12 as part of the second annual waste audit. Hosted by Campus Recycling and the sustainability […]
The case In 2015, 21 young people filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the US government in the US District Court for the District of Oregon. Named after one of the young ladies involved, the case is called Juliana v. US; itargues that the government has violated the constitutional rights of young Americans to life, […]
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