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SOU Earth Week 2019

SOU’s Earth Week 2019 (April 15-20th) is an entire week dedicated to bringing awareness to the important issues facing the planet. It’s also a time for celebration! Student groups from all across campus have come together to host some pretty spectacular events. Check them out here.

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Zero Waste Week is January 28th-February 2nd

Zero Waste Week is coming to SOU January 28th – February 2nd. It is a week full of fun events that promote waste habit awareness and education on how to reduce the waste that we produce. Read on for the full line up of events, including a film screening, zero waste meals, and the zero waste challenge!

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SOU is First in Oregon to Sign Real Food Commitment

SOU became the first Oregon university to join the “Real Food Challenge” by pledging to support ecologically sustainable, humane and socially equitable food systems. The university agreed that at least 20 percent of its food budget by 2023 will be spent on “real food” rather than unhealthy products or those produced by industrial farms.

Outlook Is Sunny For Solar at SOU

Southern Oregon University’s solar power prospects will become considerably brighter this fall, with the installations of three new photovoltaic arrays and a 57 percent increase in generating capacity.

SOU Releases Annual Greenhouse Gas Report

An important step in mitigating climate change is measuring progress. SOU conducts annual greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories to monitor and track progression toward the university’s GHG reduction targets. The GHG inventory report for the 2017 fiscal year is now available.

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SOU Diverts 10,400 Pounds During Move Out

For the seventh consecutive year, SOU Recycling and Southern Oregon Goodwill have partnered to collect unwanted goods from students as they move out of the residence halls. During this year’s collection drive, SOU students donated more than 10,400 pounds of reusable items.

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Summer Sustainability Tips

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.