Trash Talk A Waste Audit at SOU Sarah Ross Student Zero Waste Coordinator

Sarah Ross, SOU’s PEAK Student Zero Waste Coordinator carries out a waste audit to learn more about what is in our trash and recycling to understand how we can divert more from landfill and reduce trash. Read the full article here.

SOU Arbor Day 2022

We have campus updates, sustainability spotlight as well as upcoming events. Click here to read more.

City of Ashland Incentivizing Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

SOU’s Peak Student Sustainability Coordinator, Liz Adkisson, writes about the incentives available from the City of Ashland for home solar energy and home energy efficiency improvements.

SOUs Apiary Project Beekeeping Bees Honey Southern Oregon University

The apiary project is a student-led mission to raise hives of honeybees on the Farm through a student mentorship beekeeping program. This program will afford interested students and pollinators alike an opportunity to thrive here at SOU.

Join SOU and community partners in April to celebrate, act, and learn for people and the planet! All SOU events are open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Earth Day Extravaganza 2022 Sustainability News at SOU cover

Southern Oregon University invites the Rogue Valley community, and beyond, to the annual “Earth Day Extravaganza!”

SOU Southern Oregon University Sustainability Newsletter Winter Term 2022 Learn More

We have campus updates, sustainability spotlight as well as upcoming events. Click here to read more.

Pollinator Habitat Sustainability News at Southern Oregon University cover

The Xerces Society, a non-profit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates considered to be essential to biological diversity reported that 40% of pollinator species on earth are at risk of extinction in the coming years as a result of habitat loss, the use of harmful pesticides, and climate change.

Sustainability is a core value and a Strategic Direction at SOU. Here is the update for January 2022 on progress towards our goals.

Ashland Campus in the Fall Southern Oregon University SOU cover

SOU Sustainability Office and Ashland Climate Project of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now partner in creating a survey to help Ashland address Climate Change.