SOU Winter 2020 Newsletter Marker Recycling Sustainability

The Winter Sustainability Newsletter is here! Check it out for campus updates on sustainability, recent awards and what interns and professors are doing to bring sustainability into their classes.

SOU Fall 2019 Sustainability Newsletter Reduce Food Waste

The Fall Sustainability Newsletter is here! Find out about the newly named Student Sustainability Center, SOU’s new Sustainability and Recycling Manager, an approach to reduce food waste and much more.

orange flowers

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.

SOU president signing real food challenge document

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.

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!

Rock sign at Southern Oregon University - Trees and grass in the background

Join us for Earth Week April 16th-22nd. You can find a list of all SOU events below!

sustainable town with wind power, green mountains, and flowing rivers

SOU has joined colleges and universities around the country to acknowledge the reality of climate change and the urgency of action. As part of the President’s Climate Commitment, SOU will be conducting a Campus-Community Resilience Assessment (CCRA) during the next few months.

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.

group of students at governor's food drive

Throughout the month of February, ECOS’ Civic Engagement Program is organizing a number of activities and events as part of the 2018 Governor’s State Employees Food Drive.