In the financial year 2023, the average electrical energy efficiency across campus buildings showed a notable improvement.

SOU Mavrick truck

Stay up to date on all Sustainability at SOU news! Here is an overview of everything happening around the campus, and how to get involved for Winter 2024.

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Community engagement

On Friday April 19th, 2024 from 3:30 – 7 pm, at The Farm at SOU, join Southern Oregon University and community partners for exhibits, live performances, an electric vehicle showcase, bike rodeo, art, food trucks, and more, all in celebration of Earth Day!

students in SOU garden

Find out more about what is happening at SOU on Sustainability and how to get involved with this handy guide.

Building a Sustainable Legacy with Creation of SOU Sustainability Archive Read More

Institute fellows Jessica Piekielek and Christopher Lucas have initiated an ambitious project to establish a Sustainability Archive at Southern Oregon University (SOU). This project aims to curate a diverse collection of print materials, oral histories, and rich media, providing a comprehensive insight into SOU’s commitment to sustainability.

Global Innovation Scholars (GIS) is a groundbreaking international collaboration that unites Southern Oregon University and global partners in higher education. In 2023, the project supported community centered innovations in sustainability alongside the Universidad de Guanajuato.

SOU Sustainable Tourism Training at Southern Oregon University Read More

Institute fellow, Dr. Pavlina McGrady, in collaboration with Dr. Ladan Ghaharamani from Travel Oregon, spearheaded two impactful training sessions as part of the Sustainable Tourism Professional Training Program.

Shayne Hayes, Sam Silberberger, Derek Swithenbank, and Kt Wirth

In a SOU Sociology and Anthropology course this fall, students researched environmental justice issues in Oregon. Read more here.