Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Environmental Stewards by Practice

Friday, May 18th, 2012

OSU has been committed to be active stewards of the planet through sustainable practices for countless years.  One such practice happens right here in the Office of Admissions by printing materials in an environmentally responsible fashion.  For several years, the Office of Admissions has been printing materials on FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) approved methods with […]

Princeton Review Named Oregon State a Green College

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

  The Princeton Review partnered with the U.S. Green Building Council and released their third annual edition of a guidebook showcasing North America’s most environmentally responsible “green colleges.” The list profiles 322 different schools in the United States and Canada “that demonstrate notable commitments to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career […]

OSU Ranked One of the Greenest Colleges in America!

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

The Princeton Review just came out with its annual list of the greenest colleges in America, and OSU was among the top 16 green universities in the country! OSU received the highest ranking possible from the Princeton Review. This recognition is due to the high recycling efforts on campus, student involvement in sustainability, and the […]

April 7th – International Beaver Day!!!

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

April 7th has been dedicated to nature’s engineer, the amazing BEAVER!  Today is a very special day here on campus because the beaver is OSU’s official fierce mascot. April 7th was chosen as International Beaver Day because it is the birthday of the late Dorothy Richards of Little Falls, New York who studied beavers for […]

OSU’s Continued Commitment to Sustainability

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

The Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a program of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, has given OSU a “Gold” rating for sustainability, which is the second highest rating a university can receive. The university has received recognition for its many programs and accomplishments that attributed to the gold […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

College of Forestry Researchers Revolutionizing Duct Tape and more?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

While these college of Forestry professors may not have invented “Duct Tape,” they may very well end up changing the glue behind the idea. Recently Kaichang Li, a professor of wood science and engineering, and his postdoctoral research associate, Anlong Li, made an incidental discovery in a wood products lab at Oregon State University. Together they created a new […]

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, […]

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