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!

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.

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.

Reusable bowls

Welcome back Raiders! We hope you had an enjoyable summer. We here at ECOS are excited to announce the official launch of our new Dish Loan Program!

Drying clothes in the sun

There is no doubt that summer is upon us, with all its blazing glory. Last month we shared some tips with you to keep cool in the heat of summer. Given the current heat wave, we hope some of those tips are helping you to stay cool. However, there are so many other opportunities to lessen your environmental impact this summer and throughout the year.

Girl with bike sitting in shade

It’s that time of year when the heat starts to sneak up on us. Here are some of our favorite tips for staying cool this summer without blasting the A/C.

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: