Archive for the ‘Campus Sustainability’ Category

Help pick sustainability highlights and innovations!

Friday, January 9th, 2015

The Sustainability Office is chugging through our Fiscal Year 2014 assessment for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System and we need your help on two items!
STARS Innovation credits
Innovation credits report activities that are over and above what is otherwise captured by STARS.  For a full definition (nerd alert), check pages 308-310 (of 350) [...]

Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Volunteer Program

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do to help? OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program brings people together to talk about what steps to take. The goals of the program are to get people talking about [...]

Changes to CTS Route 1

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Beginning in September, Covallis Transit System Route C1 resumed service with some exciting changes and additional service. These changes were made to better service the needs of CTS riders and offer more runs to high traffic areas during high usage times. The service times remain unchanged from last year. However, for those runs the inbound [...]

Portland to host this year’s annual aashe conference

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This year the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education will be holding their annual Conference and Expo in our very own Portland, Oregon. With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America.
What is AASHE you ask? AASHE is an organization [...]

OSU Featured In STARS Annual Review

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Oregon State University is well known for its strong focus in sustainability, from our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our Student Sustainability Initiative. But what features matter the most and what actions will make the biggest difference?  Who decides how sustainable we actually are and whether we are moving in the right direction?

The Association [...]

Eco Representatives – Now Recruiting for Residence Halls

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Are you a new student living in a residence hall? Are you interested in getting involved in sustainability at OSU? The Eco Representative program is a great way to promote sustainable practices and take on a leadership role in your dorm.

Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in [...]

Solar at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center, the site of OSU’s newest solar array, has been successfully using the produced energy for more than 5 months now.
The solar array is part of a larger OSU initiative to utilize alternative energy at its facilities. This installation, on the NWREC’s 160 acre farm across from Charbonneau and Miley [...]

Conservation and Wildlife at Oregon State

Friday, August 1st, 2014

The National Wildlife Federation recently highlighted Oregon State in an article about the University’s commitment to conservation and wildlife. Kristy Jones, the manager of campus climate education and action in National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology program, had this to say about OSU’s accomplishments.
“Oregon State University in Corvallis is committed to conservation and wildlife both on and off campus. [...]

New course offering: Social Dimensions of Sustainability

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A new online course will be offered during Fall 2014 for students in natural resources, environmental sciences, social sciences, and students interested in the Sustainability Double-Degree.
Beginning with a discussion on the importance of a social science perspective for study of sustainability issues, the course will compliment the ecological aspects of sustainability by exposing students to [...]

Eco-Representatives at Oregon State

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The close of the 2013-2014 school year marks the end of the second Eco-Representative pilot program here at Oregon State. Eco-Representatives are a new trend popping up in colleges and universities all over the country to promote sustainable behaviors within residence halls.
Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for advancing and institutionalizing a culture of sustainability in the [...]