Archive for the ‘Campus Sustainability’ Category

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 [...]

College of Ag – Open SDD Program Advisor Position

Friday, June 27th, 2014

The College of Agricultural Sciences is looking for a full time employee for their SDD Program Advisor position.
The primary purpose of this position is to recruit for and advise Ecampus and campus-based students about the OSU Sustainability Double Degree (SDD) Program. This position requires knowledge of, commitment to, and participation in Oregon State University’s first-year [...]

Alternative Zero Week Trip Opportunity

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Trip Basics:

2014 Alternative Break Trip – Zero Week, Monday June 16th to Friday June 20th
Exploring Cultural Engagement, Policy Issues, & Community Wellbeing: Warm Springs, Oregon

Trip Cost: $75  (includes 4 dinners & 1 lunch)
The Details
Discover various factors impacting cultural engagement, tribal policy and community well being in Warm Springs by exploring elements of tribal governance, food [...]

OSU news research and communications feature solar arrays in recent article

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Content adapted from OSU News & Research Communications, Mark Floyd

OSU takes part in Oregon University System’s “Solar by Degrees” Program
Oregon State University recently brought online the largest of it’s ground mounted solar electric arrays, covering 6 acres on the Corvallis campus.  In a Tuesday article from OSU News & Research Communications, the five ground-mounted photovoltaic [...]

Earth Week Events!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

OSU Earth Week is fast approaching and sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This year Earth Week takes place from April 20th-26th 2014. We have a long list of really fun and exciting events to check out.

For more information visit:
Our Facebook Page and
The Earth Week Website
New this year: Each day of the week has a theme:

Sunday [...]

OSU Sustainability Office Hiring for Three Student Worker Postions

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Join the OSU Sustainability Office Team!

The OSU Sustainability Office seeks outgoing and enthusiastic students to fill three different paid positions beginning in May 2014 and running through at least the 2015 school year. All positions are available to work study and non-work-study students. Applications are due midnight, April 27, 2014.


Digital Media and Marketing Student:
The OSU Sustainability [...]

Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 Results

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! This year, our campus [...]

Campus Conservation Nationals Water Reads

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Howdy All! Today is the final day of water meter reads for this years conservation competition and what a beautiful day to end such an important and uplifting event. Y’all did a great job this year keep up the good work and enjoy the sunshine!

Get Caught Green Handed

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Throughout the second week of March, members of SSI and the “Waste Watchers” sought out to catch students at OSU on their best ‘green’ behavior. Those that were seen recycling, composting, reusing, or performing other healthy environmental activities were rewarded with a variety of prizes. This promotion of being “green” was held throughout all [...]

Oregon State ranked in top ten Greenest Universities by BestColleges

Monday, February 24th, 2014

A recent write-up by documented Oregon State University as the ninth greenest university in
the United States. The website put together the list based on STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Rating, and Assessment System) scores given to each school through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
BestColleges published their top 32 picks for the [...]