plants on SOU Farm

The spring Sustainability Newsletter is here! Find out about all things Earth Week, take our annual transportation survey (for a chance to win a gift card!), learn about CSAs available at the Farm, and much much more!

Rock sign at Southern Oregon University - Trees and grass in the background

Join us for Earth Week April 16th-22nd. You can find a list of all SOU events below!

sustainable town with wind power, green mountains, and flowing rivers

SOU has joined colleges and universities around the country to acknowledge the reality of climate change and the urgency of action. As part of the President’s Climate Commitment, SOU will be conducting a Campus-Community Resilience Assessment (CCRA) during the next few months.

zero waste food storage

Zero Waste Week is a week full of fun events that will promote waste habit awareness and education on how to reduce the waste that we produce.

Clouds hanging over a somber picture of Pilot Rock in Southern Oregon

Sign up for Zero Waste Week and Raider Alternative Breaks Spring/ Summer experiences, find information about the Washington Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference, and see a list of many events for this term.

group of students at governor's food drive

Throughout the month of February, ECOS’ Civic Engagement Program is organizing a number of activities and events as part of the 2018 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive.

Mt. Ashland covered in snow

With winter break right around the corner, and the days and nights getting ever chillier, Sustainability at SOU would like to provide you with some tips to reduce your footprint while still staying safe and warm.

gifts wrapped with zero waste items such as a scarf and scrap paper

The holidays are right around the corner. No matter what you celebrate, there are always ways we can incorporate more eco-friendly practices into our festivities.

Southern Oregon University Churchill Hall

Spring has sprung, and we all know what that means- the sprinkler systems turn on. If you’ve been around campus at spring time before, you probably remember seeing at least one broken sprinkler here or there. I’d like to give you all a little background on why SOU Landscaping waters campus the way that it does, and how you can help us save water!

bee on Douglas Aster Flower

Do you garden or have a yard? If so, consider replacing your grass and ornamental plants with native plants to save money and time. Here’s why: