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Sustainable Holiday Tips

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.

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WATER You Waiting For? Help SOU Landscaping Be Water Conscious!

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!

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Sustainability Tip of the Month : Plant Natives

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:

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Spring 2017 Sustainability Newsletter

Southern Oregon University - Welcome Sign

Hey everybody! The Spring 2017 Sustainability Newsletter is here! Check it out for all of our upcoming events and learn how to subscribe to our monthly emails!

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Earth Week 2017!

Sustainability at SOU Presents Earth Week logo

Join Sustainability at SOU for an educational, engaging, and inspiring week full of a variety of events, workshops, and film screenings.The week takes place between the dates of Saturday, April 15th to Sunday, April 23rd.

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SOU Botanical Tour and Arbor Day

volunteers at SOU arbor day event

Spring is just around the corner, and you know what that means? SOU’s celebratory Arbor Day! Arbor day is a day where people are encouraged to plant and conserve trees. Since SOU is a tree campus, we will definitely be partaking!

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Zipcars at SOU

zipcars in sou parking lot

Ever noticed the parking spots by Greensprings and the Hawk on Wightman that say “Zipcars Only”? Well, what is a Zipcar?: A Zipcar is a car that belongs to SOU that students can rent for as little as 1 hour, to as long as 7 days!

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Sustainability Tip of the Month : Sea-Food Smartly

Fish swimming in ocean

Many of us love seafood, but between overfishing and news of slavery in the fishing industry, it’s important to be aware of what our purchases are supporting. Fortunately, there are things we can do to make wise choices in our seafood purchases.

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Sustainable Landscape: SOU Bioswale

SOU Bioswale

Did you know that SOU has a bioswale? A bioswale is a biofilter that collects and removes pollutants from a parking lot using natural elements similar to the way a wetland purifies water. Plants, rocks, soil, and microscopic organisms filter pollutants out of the water before it enters our streams.

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Recycling at SOU 411

male students sorting recycling

Did you know that recycling is one of the easiest and most accessible ways for you to reduce your carbon footprint? According to the EPA, recycling provides an annual benefit of 49.7 million metric tons of carbon equivalent emissions reduced! That is comparable to removing 39.4 million passenger cars from the road each year!