Resources for Faculty and Staff

While students outnumber faculty and staff almost 4 to 1, OSU employees have a dramatic impact on their surroundings and environment.

There are two primary ways to get involved!

Become a Sustainability Advocate

Join the new OSU Sustainability Advocates program and engage in a community of campus peers who are informed of and provide feedback on sustainability-related programs across campus. 

Join the New Faculty and Staff Sustainability Listserv

This email-based resource is targeted specifically for OSU faculty and staff.  Some of the topics types we expect to cover:

We are committed to keeping this listserv concise and carefully managed.  On average, expect two emails per month, usually with links to more info.  Sign up today!

OSU Sustainability Advocates

We can't do it alone!

Through OSU's Sustainability Advocate program, faculty and staff pledge to act as sustainability contacts within their campus unit by sharing information and training opportunities, networking with fellow Advocates, and promoting sustainability-related events within their unit.

Being an Advocate is a fun way to get engaged in a community of campus peers who are informed of and provide feedback on sustainability-related programs across campus. 

Advocates are asked to attend at least one quarterly gathering per year (lunch provided) with brief presentations and casual, facilitated discussions on sustainability-related issues like student engagement, policy developments and project funding. 

And we need your help!

Register to become a Sustainability Advocate

Or check in with the Advocate for your campus unit, listed below.  Advocates agree to attend at least one meeting per year and help connect the Advocate's unit with the OSU Sustainability Office and other core campus groups.  Completed forms should be sent to 130 Oak Creek Building, or scanned and emailed to us.

Resources and past meetings

As appropriate, we'll post information, references and other resources from past Sustainability Advocates meetings here.  We'll also post meeting minutes, when available.

Advocates List

Last Name First Name Dept./Unit Building Contact
Info
Alexander Eric Student Leadership and Involvement Memorial Union 541-737-8849
Amundson David Facilities Services - Design and Construction Oak Creek Building
Email
Anderson Chris University Housing & Dining Services - OSU Catering Weatherford Hall
541-737-3058
Andersson Tanya Transit and Parking Services Adams Hall Email; 541-737-3046
Azarenko Anita Horticulture Kerr Administration Email; 541-737-5475
Balderston Jason College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Science CEOAS Administration Email
Bolte John Biological & Ecological Engineering Gilmore Hall  
Bowling Emily Student Leadership and Involvement Snell Hall email; 541-737-7673
Bozza Marryann Hatfield Marine Science Center HMSC Email, 541-867-0234
Calder Kim College of Business Bexell Email; 541-737-4033
Callender Bill Recreational Sports Dixon Recreation Center Email; 541-737-6827
Christion Myers Jen Student Sustainability Initiative Student Sustainability Center Email; 541-737-6938
Clark Jim Student Health Services Plageman  541-737-9880
Collins Norene Printing and Mailing Services Cascade Hall Email
Cross Claire Extended Campus Valley Library Email; 541-737-3107
Edmunson-Morton Tiah OSU Archives Valley Library Email





Elliot Sally Business Affairs Kerr Administration Email
Friedrichsen Lucas

Community Network

Valley Library  
Fuszek Ashley University Marketing Adams Hall 541-737-3871
Haney Steve University Housing & Dining Services Housing & Dining Maintenance Center Email; 541-737-8647
Hough  Josh Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) Batcheller Hall Email

541.737.5315

Lamb Robert Admissions Kerr Administration  
Leen Ann Fisheries and Wildlife Nash Hall  
Lettero Carly
Environmental Humanities Initiative
Energize Corvallis Email
Lovett Linda College of Business Weatherford Hall Email; 541-713-8041
McBride Cathy SeaGrant University Plaza  
Merritt Terence Institutional Research Kerr Administration Email
Muir Patricia Botany and Plant Pathology Cordley Hall Email
Norris Andrea Campus Recycling, Surplus Property Property Services Email; 541-737-5398
Monasky Robert Business Affairs Kerr Administration Email; 541-737-0654
Reves Rima Valley Library Valley Library Email; 541-737-7309
Rost Coral International Programs Waldo Hall Email; 541-737-3006
Romero Michelle

Chemistry/EHSC

Agricultural and Life Sciences Building Email; 541-737-1770
Vydra Marianne Intercollegiate Athletics Gill Coliseum  
Winograd Kenneth College of Education Furman Hall Email

Updated May 12, 2014

Questions?  Contact Brandon.

Sustainability Advocate Resources

This page houses information and resourses for Sustainability Advocates. PowerPoint presentations, reference material and similiar items will be posted here. If a needed item is not posted here, Advocates can contact us to have it posted.

Meeting minutes

March 3, 2014 Sustainability Advocates meeting minutes

Sustainability Advocates Winter 2014 meeting

12:00-2:00pm March 3rd, 2014, MU 211

12:00    Lunch

12:15    Advocate introductions (Name, Department)

12:20    Presentation from Sonja Mae

  • Discussion of Sustainability Related and Focused Courses 
  •  Presentation of Carbon Pie Charts and Graphs 
    • Q & A 
      • How does the number of sustainability courses compare to other institutions? 
      • How has OSU compared in the past?  
      • Review process - local or national? 
      • How does this help OSU?
        • Marketing?
        • Students easier able to find Sustainability courses  
      • Equivalent investment in Sustainability course push like there was for (DPD) Difference, Power and Discrimation  
      •  Conversation with Curriculum Committee about integrating Sustainability infused more into the curriculum?  
      •  Recognition for professional development for sustainability in STARS? 

 

 12:50    Unit updates and information sharing

·         Sustainability Office  

·   Drive Less, Connect Information and Incentives (5 minutes)  

  •  
    •  
      • How to set up an event 
      • Trip versus event 
      • Explanation of some graphs 

·   Other Updates 

·   Greenhouse Gas Inventory 

  •  
    •  
      • What are stationary sources? 
      • Standardized measure? 

·         Sq footage, per capita/per person. 

  •  
    •  
      • Real reduction in FY12 
      • Energy center 

·         Output going up but we are more efficient? 

  •  
    •  
      • How does this show/help the university moving towards a carbon neutral date/deadline? 

·         Challenging with increased enrollment and square footage 

  •  
    •  
      • Direct ground transportation for OSU, doesn’t include UPS, etc? 
      • Commute - What does it include? 

·         People self report the information, estimations, etc. 

·         Fleet and maintenance - Service vehicles 

  •  
    •  
      • Not doing emissions from supply chain? 

·         Correct. 

·         Estimates - increase total emissions by 50% 

·         Question 

·   Historic buildings

  •  
    •  
      • How do we move the needle forward and not using old technology?

·         Cost, benefit analysis for window replacement, etc.

·         Wall improvements for seismic, energy efficiency, etc.

·         Campus Recycling

·   Earth week - recycle.oregonstate.edu

  •  
    •  
      • 14th year for Earth Week
      • Community Fair

·         Table at the Fair?

  •  
    •  
      • Advocates - Help with Marketing?

·   RecyleMania

  •  
    •  
      • ResHall competition

·         Interhall challenge

  •  
    •  
      • Marketing

·         OSU Today

·         Barometer

·         To people that are competing!

·   Department compost luncheon

  •  
    •  
      • 5 new departments

·   Repair fair

  •  
    •  
      • Average - 40 people served
      • 3/4 of brought in is fixed
      • Repair fairs continuing?

·         Yes

  •  
    •  
      • Twice per term.
      • Mention to people about Recycling

·   Shredding

  •  
    •  
      • Any request during finals week is 50% off

·   Recycling mythbusters

·   All in the Hall campaign

  •  
    •  
      • Remove all waste receptacles
      • Put multi use bins in the halls

·   Central Lost & Found at OSU Recycling!

 

·         Student Sustainability Initiative

·   Town Hall

·   Competition

  •  
    •  
      • Power and water conservation
      • Action points & marketing - permanent feature eventually…!

·   Visual queues for simple action plans - Next advocates meeting

·   Food systems event

  •  
    •  
      • March 13th

·   Bicycle extravaganza

  •  
    •  
      • May

·   Research grant program for sustainability this summer

  •  
    •  
      • Applied research

·   Wage grant program

  •  
    •  
      • Money to help students with sustainability programs/projects in departments

 

·         Other units – time to share highlight and whatever else you’d like

·   RecSports

  •  
    •  
      • Green Sports Alliance

·         Athletics, Sustainability office, Rec Sports

·         Affecting change through sports

·         Headquartered in Portland

  •  
    •  
      • Public bike repair stands - DERO

·   Engineering - Bio engineering and civil engineering

  •  
    •  
      • Stormwater story for OSU

·   OSU library, Ecampus, IS

  •  
    •  
      • Composting pilot group in the Valley Library
      • Sustainability committee forming, most likely with some formalness to it
      • Sustainability bookmarks to share
      • Forming ideas, how to help with sustainability in the Library etc.

 

1:50    Wrap up

·         Other items not addressed above

·         Next meeting

·   Requests for agenda items

 

Sustainability Advocates Winter 2014 Meeting

12:00-2:00pm March 3rd, 2014, MU 211

12:00    Lunch

12:15    Advocate introductions (Name, Department)

12:20    Presentation from Sonja Mae

·         Discussion of Sustainability Related and Focused Courses

·         Presentation of Carbon Pie Charts and Graphs

·         Q & A

·   How does the number of sustainability courses compare to other institutions?

·   How has OSU compared in the past?

·   Review process - local or national?

  •  
    •  
      • STARS - FY13 more guidance

·   How does this help OSU?

  •  
    •  
      • Marketing?
      • Students easier able to find Sustainability courses

·   Equivalent investment in Sustainability course push like there was for (DPD) Difference, Power and Discrimation

·   Conversation with Curriculum Committee about integrating Sustainability infused more into the curriculum?

·   Recognition for professional development for sustainability in STARS?

 

12:50    Unit updates and information sharing

·         Sustainability Office

·   Drive Less, Connect Information and Incentives (5 minutes)

  •  
    •  
      • How to set up an event
      • Trip versus event
      • Explanation of some graphs

·   Other Updates

·   Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  •  
    •  
      • What are stationary sources?
      • Standardized measure?

·         Sq footage, per capita/per person.

  •  
    •  
      • Real reduction in FY12
      • Energy center

·         Output going up but we are more efficient?

  •  
    •  
      • How does this show/help the university moving towards a carbon neutral date/deadline?

·         Challenging with increased enrollment and square footage

  •  
    •  
      • Direct ground transportation for OSU, doesn’t include UPS, etc?
      • Commute - What does it include?

·         People self report the information, estimations, etc.

·         Fleet and maintenance - Service vehicles

  •  
    •  
      • Not doing emissions from supply chain?

·         Correct.

·         Estimates - increase total emissions by 50%

·         Question

·   Historic buildings

  •  
    •  
      • How do we move the needle forward and not using old technology?

·         Cost, benefit analysis for window replacement, etc.

·         Wall improvements for seismic, energy efficiency, etc.

·         Campus Recycling

·   Earth week - recycle.oregonstate.edu

  •  
    •  
      • 14th year for Earth Week
      • Community Fair

·         Table at the Fair?

  •  
    •  
      • Advocates - Help with Marketing?

·   RecyleMania

  •  
    •  
      • ResHall competition

·         Interhall challenge

  •  
    •  
      • Marketing

·         OSU Today

·         Barometer

·         To people that are competing!

·   Department compost luncheon

  •  
    •  
      • 5 new departments

·   Repair fair

  •  
    •  
      • Average - 40 people served
      • 3/4 of brought in is fixed
      • Repair fairs continuing?

·         Yes

  •  
    •  
      • Twice per term.
      • Mention to people about Recycling

·   Shredding

  •  
    •  
      • Any request during finals week is 50% off

·   Recycling mythbusters

·   All in the Hall campaign

  •  
    •  
      • Remove all waste receptacles
      • Put multi use bins in the halls

·   Central Lost & Found at OSU Recycling!

 

·         Student Sustainability Initiative

·   Town Hall

·   Competition

  •  
    •  
      • Power and water conservation
      • Action points & marketing - permanent feature eventually…!

·   Visual queues for simple action plans - Next advocates meeting

·   Food systems event

  •  
    •  
      • March 13th

·   Bicycle extravaganza

  •  
    •  
      • May

·   Research grant program for sustainability this summer

  •  
    •  
      • Applied research

·   Wage grant program

  •  
    •  
      • Money to help students with sustainability programs/projects in departments

 

·         Other units – time to share highlight and whatever else you’d like

·   RecSports

  •  
    •  
      • Green Sports Alliance

·         Athletics, Sustainability office, Rec Sports

·         Affecting change through sports

·         Headquartered in Portland

  •  
    •  
      • Public bike repair stands - DERO

·   Engineering - Bio engineering and civil engineering

  •  
    •  
      • Stormwater story for OSU

·   OSU library, Ecampus, IS

  •  
    •  
      • Composting pilot group in the Valley Library
      • Sustainability committee forming, most likely with some formalness to it
      • Sustainability bookmarks to share
      • Forming ideas, how to help with sustainability in the Library etc.

 

1:50    Wrap up

·         Other items not addressed above

·         Next meeting

·   Requests for agenda items

Sustainability Advocates Winter 2014 Meeting

12:00-2:00pm March 3rd, 2014, MU 211

12:00    Lunch

12:15    Advocate introductions (Name, Department)

12:20    Presentation from Sonja Mae

·         Discussion of Sustainability Related and Focused Courses

·         Presentation of Carbon Pie Charts and Graphs

·         Q & A

·   How does the number of sustainability courses compare to other institutions?

·   How has OSU compared in the past?

·   Review process - local or national?

  •  
    •  
      • STARS - FY13 more guidance

·   How does this help OSU?

  •  
    •  
      • Marketing?
      • Students easier able to find Sustainability courses

·   Equivalent investment in Sustainability course push like there was for (DPD) Difference, Power and Discrimation

·   Conversation with Curriculum Committee about integrating Sustainability infused more into the curriculum?

·   Recognition for professional development for sustainability in STARS?

 

12:50    Unit updates and information sharing

·         Sustainability Office

·   Drive Less, Connect Information and Incentives (5 minutes)

  •  
    •  
      • How to set up an event
      • Trip versus event
      • Explanation of some graphs

·   Other Updates

·   Greenhouse Gas Inventory

  •  
    •  
      • What are stationary sources?
      • Standardized measure?

·         Sq footage, per capita/per person.

  •  
    •  
      • Real reduction in FY12
      • Energy center

·         Output going up but we are more efficient?

  •  
    •  
      • How does this show/help the university moving towards a carbon neutral date/deadline?

·         Challenging with increased enrollment and square footage

  •  
    •  
      • Direct ground transportation for OSU, doesn’t include UPS, etc?
      • Commute - What does it include?

·         People self report the information, estimations, etc.

·         Fleet and maintenance - Service vehicles

  •  
    •  
      • Not doing emissions from supply chain?

·         Correct.

·         Estimates - increase total emissions by 50%

·         Question

·   Historic buildings

  •  
    •  
      • How do we move the needle forward and not using old technology?

·         Cost, benefit analysis for window replacement, etc.

·         Wall improvements for seismic, energy efficiency, etc.

·         Campus Recycling

·   Earth week - recycle.oregonstate.edu

  •  
    •  
      • 14th year for Earth Week
      • Community Fair

·         Table at the Fair?

  •  
    •  
      • Advocates - Help with Marketing?

·   RecyleMania

  •  
    •  
      • ResHall competition

·         Interhall challenge

  •  
    •  
      • Marketing

·         OSU Today

·         Barometer

·         To people that are competing!

·   Department compost luncheon

  •  
    •  
      • 5 new departments

·   Repair fair

  •  
    •  
      • Average - 40 people served
      • 3/4 of brought in is fixed
      • Repair fairs continuing?

·         Yes

  •  
    •  
      • Twice per term.
      • Mention to people about Recycling

·   Shredding

  •  
    •  
      • Any request during finals week is 50% off

·   Recycling mythbusters

·   All in the Hall campaign

  •  
    •  
      • Remove all waste receptacles
      • Put multi use bins in the halls

·   Central Lost & Found at OSU Recycling!

 

·         Student Sustainability Initiative

·   Town Hall

·   Competition

  •  
    •  
      • Power and water conservation
      • Action points & marketing - permanent feature eventually…!

·   Visual queues for simple action plans - Next advocates meeting

·   Food systems event

  •  
    •  
      • March 13th

·   Bicycle extravaganza

  •  
    •  
      • May

·   Research grant program for sustainability this summer

  •  
    •  
      • Applied research

·   Wage grant program

  •  
    •  
      • Money to help students with sustainability programs/projects in departments

 

·         Other units – time to share highlight and whatever else you’d like

·   RecSports

  •  
    •  
      • Green Sports Alliance

·         Athletics, Sustainability office, Rec Sports

·         Affecting change through sports

·         Headquartered in Portland

  •  
    •  
      • Public bike repair stands - DERO

·   Engineering - Bio engineering and civil engineering

  •  
    •  
      • Stormwater story for OSU

·   OSU library, Ecampus, IS

  •  
    •  
      • Composting pilot group in the Valley Library
      • Sustainability committee forming, most likely with some formalness to it
      • Sustainability bookmarks to share
      • Forming ideas, how to help with sustainability in the Library etc.

 

1:50    Wrap up

·         Other items not addressed above

·         Next meeting

·   Requests for agenda items

Sept. 3, 2013 Sustainability Advocates meeting minutes

Northwest Earth Institute - Lacey - Director of Curriculum

  • NWEI helps people make change
    • Most people have change they want to make already…
    • Change is easier if you recognize it, internalize it, etc.
  • Transformative learning theory
    • Systems thinking is a huge part of that, see the relationships and interconnections.
  • Model
    • Connect, reflect, act
  • Food is a good connector for people of all walks of life.

Sustainability piece of the TSS training program?

  • Incorporate NWEI.org items into it?

Circle question

  • Everyone gives their answer and there are no responses allowed…
    • OPS meeting item…?
    • Enables personal engagement.

Sustainability as professional development for TSS and Information Services

  • Relevance to technology

Sustainability training sessions during Ops for TSS employees?

 

Sustainability Office updates

  • Working with City of Corvallis and Benton County
    • Signage for sustainability
    • Email Brandon if interested in the department
    • Sustainability Office can print them also.

 

NWEI.org - Discussion course on CO2 impact/changing CO2

Working with OSU Foundation to divest from fossil fuel purchases

Rain barrels

PhD in Sustainability Education