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Summer Sustainability Tips

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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.

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Sustainability Tip of the Month : Beat the Heat

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Sustainable Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! Whether you have a significant other, best friend, or just want to treat yo self this holiday, make sure you do it sustainably. We’ve got some great tips to show that special someone you care while also being friendly to the environment and to the human body!

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Winter 2017 Sustainability Newsletter

Community Garden Greenhouse

Check out our Winter term Sustainability Newsletter for information on the Sustainability Leadership Certificate, The Farm at SOU, OSPIRG, the upcoming Access Day of Service, and other upcoming events!

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Zipcars at SOU

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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!