Posts Tagged ‘campus_sustainability’

Oregon State University named a “Campus Sustainability Leader”

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Sustainable Endowments Institute just named Oregon State University a “Campus Sustainability Leader” on its annual sustainability report card. This is the fourth consecutive year that OSU has achieved that designation, raising its overall score each year. The Sustainable Endowments Institute’s 2011 Report Card has profiles for 322 institutions, based on 1,100 survey responses. The […]

The Students Have Spoken…Student Experience Center Approved!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

After years and years of students meeting, lobbying, blogging, discussing, proposing and campaigning for the Student Experience Center, the SEC officially passed late Thursday, May 27th.  The Student Experience Center was approved with a total of 2,056 “yes” votes which represents 69 percent of the total.  There has been much excitement bubbling around campus about […]

Sustainability efforts recognized

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

An OSU student and a staffer have been recognized by 1000 Friends of Oregon as part of their “35 Innovators under 35“. Andrea Norris Corvallis As a student at Oregon State University, Andrea served as director of the ASOSU Environmental Task Force and successfully initiated efforts to enact a student-funded Green Energy Fee. The fee, […]

OSU Professor to Head NOAA

Thursday, December 18th, 2008

Just found this on the internets (hat tip to Blue Oregon): Washington Post- Lubchenco Will Helm National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration By Juliet Eilperin President-elect Barack Obama has tapped Oregon State University professor Jane Lubchenco, one of the nation’s most prominent marine biologists, to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Lubchenco, a conservationist who […]

Transparent Transistor to be Used in New Solar Panel Technology

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

I try to stay away from straight reporting of the news here because you all have The Google and are more than capable of browsing the happenings related to OSU. I just couldn’t resist this one, though. We have talked about the transparent transistor technology that was developed at OSU by College of Engineering researchers […]

OSU 4th in EPA College & University Green Power Challenge

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

In the recurring sustainability theme here at OSU, the EPA just released its College and University Green Power Challenge results. OSU came in fourth in the nation overall and first in the Pac-10. This last year, OSU purchased 66,680,400 kilowatt hours (kWh) of green/sustainable energy, good for 74% of our total power usage. OSU student […]

Oregon State a leader in campus sustainability

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

The College Sustainability Report Card for 2008 has Oregon State University listed as one of the Top 25 leaders in campus sustainability. This annual report is published by the Sustainable Endowments Institute. From their Executive Summary: The College Sustainability Report Card is the only comparative evaluation of campus and endowment sustainability activities at colleges and […]

OSU signs ‘Climate Neutral’ pledge

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Oregon State University has taken yet another step towards campus sustainability. From OSU News: Oregon State University has joined a growing number of universities around the United States in an initiative to make its campus “climate neutralâ€? by establishing policies to limit greenhouse gas emissions and reduce its energy usage. From Salem-news.com: OSU is engaged […]

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