Archive for the ‘Sustainablility’ Category

OSU Alumni involved in amazing work

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

The Orange Tour!!

Monday, June 27th, 2011

  From June 22nd – 30th, three OSU representatives will tour the state, visiting all 36 counties, as part of the 100 year celebration of OSU’s Extension Services. The tour will be “stopping in at Extension County offices, local businesses, farms, and community hubs to award businesses and individuals with Community Impact Awards. OSU Extension […]

Recyclemania!

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

One more way OSU is working to recycle. Join the Recyclemania events. GO BEAVS! -BV

Orange continues to be the new ‘green’

Friday, January 7th, 2011

Oregon State continues to exemplify the kind of forward-thinking and strong community-based collaboration that people expect from a research university. The Energy Center at OSU has been awarded Platinum LEED status, the highest certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition to Kearney Hall and Kelley Engineering Building (both Gold LEED status) as LEED […]

‘Tis the Season to Hit Dixon Recreation Center!

Thursday, January 6th, 2011

With the ringing of 2011, come the good old New Year’s resolutions.  It seems as though the majority of people out there are sticking to tradition and committing to either losing weight or getting back in shape.  With that said, Dixon Recreation Center is buzzing with patrons working to achieve their goals. What draws students […]

OSU’s Continual Committment to Sustainability

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

President Ed Ray’s 2010 President’s Report shares a decade of accomplishments here at Oregon State University. OSU is committed to sustainability as seen through the collaborative efforts and actions of students, faculty, and staff. Currently OSU is ranked 7th in the nation among universities for using renewable energy by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA […]

Budding designers show off recycled wares

Monday, October 11th, 2010

OSU’s Department of Design and Human Environment (DHE) has begun a new ‘Design Network’ made up of students, faculty and alumni to help promote DHE activities, career opportunities and student work. Their first event was in downtown Portland last week to show some veteran pieces from OSU’s Recycled Fashion Show that is held in the […]

IB World Conference UPDATE: Students Bike 1600 Miles to Get to OSU

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

I came across this news story and thought that it was very exciting! As faithful blog readers know, OSU is hosting the International Baccalaureate World Student Conference next week! We learned that six participants of the IB World Conference are planning to bike to get to campus and will be joined by the OSU Cycling […]

New Major Just Announced…Renewable Materials!

Thursday, August 5th, 2010

If you are interested in a hands-on career that employs science, business and technology to make a difference in helping society become more sustainable, then consider a Bachelors in Science program Renewable Materials. This program is designed to give students the specialized knowledge and broad skills to help the world replace oil and non-renewable materials […]

Another Invention Courtesy of OSU Scientists!

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

A group of OSU scientists created a vegetable-based, pressure sensitive glue. The adhesive is environmentally benign and can be made from soybeans, corn or canola oil.   The scientists, including Kaichang Li, a professor of Wood Science and Engineering at OSU and recipient of the 2007 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award from the Environmental Protection Agency, […]

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