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Snapchat Contest

Snapchat Logo

Calling all digital designers!!! Sustainability at SOU is having a contest to see who can design the best Snapchat geofilters for five different sustainable aspects of our campus! All the guidelines are included in this poster, as well as Snapchat’s parameters for the actual image.

SOU Recognized as Bicycle-Friendly University

SOU students on bikes

Southern Oregon University joined 163 other visionary colleges and universities around the country today when it was recognized as a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists.

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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!

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Sustainability Tip of the Month – Consider Your Cosmetics

products on grocery store shelves

We all use a variety of products on our bodies, be it shampoo, lotion, makeup or soap. Some of these products may be harmful to your health or the environment. Consider these tips to reduce the impacts of the products you use.

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Campus Sustainability Month

people celebrating earth day

SOU is proud to participate in Campus Sustainability Month throughout October. This annual event, hosted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), celebrates higher education sustainability achievements while raising awareness of the value of sustainability in higher education.

SOU Wins Climate Leadership Award

SOU Students Farmers Market

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Second Nature announced that Southern Oregon University (SOU) has won an Honorable Mention in the 2016 USGBC Climate Leadership Awards. SOU was a finalist in the competition last year. The new Honorable Mention award was given this year for the first time, and SOU and Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, TX were the recipients for four-year schools. Arizona State University was the top award winner in the category.

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SOU Sells Carbon Credits

LEED Gold Dormitories at SOU

Southern Oregon University and two other state universities have sold more than $1 million dollars of carbon credits through the voluntary carbon offset market. The credits were produced through carbon-reducing activities and the funds will help finance and further carbon neutrality work on the campuses.