OSU's most extensive outreach tool provides an abundance of sustainability-related information for many audiences.
OSU Energy|Efficiency Center
The EEC provides the Northwest with a laboratory to develop a knowledge base of new and common efficiency opportunities in a range of sectors, currently including industry, agriculture and commercial facilities. The center is built on student management with faculty mentorship and oversight
ForestLearn provides information for Oregon's forest products workforce and others interested in Oregon forests, and discusses sustainable forestry. It is a partnership between Oregon State University's College of Forestry and the Oregon Forest Resources Institute
Integrated Plant Protection Center
IPPC is dedicated to an integrated approach to developing and supporting effective, economical management of agricultural pests and the rational use of pesticides within the context of sound ecological principles and social realities.
A database hosted by the College of Agricultural Sciences, Oregon Invests! contains links to detailed information about Extension programs and research projects in agriculture and natural resources. You can search the database for information on sustainability, or other projects that interest you.
Formed at OSU in 1995, Partnership Institutions now include Auburn, Penn State, OSU and USDA. Together, their mission is to document and promote innovation in sustainable forestry and help others integrate this innovation broadly into both policy and practice.
OSU Sustainability Group
Formed in March 2001 as the result of two extremely well attended Natural Step events held in Corvallis, this monthly brown bag lunch group hosts speakers on topics ranging from conservation to solar energy to organic gardening.
The Spring Creek Project brings together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.
In March 2001, Linda Hunn and Jack Dymond in OSU's College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences began holding monthly brown bag lunch meetings with featured speakers. About 30 OSU faculty, staff, and students attended the first meeting. Topics have included conservation, recycling, biodiesel, solar energy, organic gardening, alternative transportation, green building, etc.
The group numbered over 470 faculty, staff, students and community members from OSU, HP, Lane Community College, University of Oregon, Eugene, Salem, and beyond. There were numerous member groups including the OSU Organic Growers Club, OSU Riverwatch, ASOSU Environmental Affairs Task Force, Corvallis Environmental Center, First Alternative Co-op, and Linn-Benton Furniture Share.
Group membership consisted of poets, engineers, scientists, administrators, chefs, bicyclists, economists, builders, activists, musicians, lawyers, mathematicians, and many others. Most of all, visionaries and free thinkers. Membership was open to anyone, with no fees or obligations. Generally, 10-30 people attended each meeting or field trip.
The group sought to share information and ideas, inspire and empower each other, and build coalitions on campus, in our community, and beyond. It served as a platform for alternative thought and action, and also a network for members to support campus activities like Earth Week.
The OSU Sustainability Group is currently dormant due to Linda Hunn's departure from OSU. Linda is missed!
A list of past group meetings includes dates, speakers, and topics (PDF).
In the summer, the group often took field trips to see sustainability projects (PDF).