SOU Recycling Center Southern Oregon University

Sarah Ross, SOU’s Student PEAK Zero Waste Coordinator sat down with Jamie Rosenthal, Recology’s Waste Education Officer to tackle some of the myths around recycling.

Trash Talk A Waste Audit at SOU Sarah Ross Student Zero Waste Coordinator

Sarah Ross, SOU’s PEAK Student Zero Waste Coordinator carries out a waste audit to learn more about what is in our trash and recycling to understand how we can divert more from landfill and reduce trash. Read the full article here.

City of Ashland Incentivizing Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

SOU’s Peak Student Sustainability Coordinator, Liz Adkisson, writes about the incentives available from the City of Ashland for home solar energy and home energy efficiency improvements.

Spring 2020 Sustainability Newsletter

The Spring Sustainability Newsletter is here! Check it out for campus updates on sustainability and how the campus is staying connected on sustainability issues.

SOU Sustainability Can be part of the solution

Becs Walker, SOU’s Sustainability and Recycling manager shares her views on the links between COVID-19, Sustainability and SOU.

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.

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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!