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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
With winter break right around the corner, and the days and nights getting ever chillier, Sustainability at SOU would like to provide you with some tips to reduce your footprint while still staying safe and warm.
The holidays are right around the corner. No matter what you celebrate, there are always ways we can incorporate more eco-friendly practices into our festivities.
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!