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Southern Oregon University invites the Rogue Valley community, and beyond, to the annual “Earth Day Extravaganza!”

SOU Southern Oregon University Sustainability Newsletter Winter Term 2022 Learn More

We have campus updates, sustainability spotlight as well as upcoming events. Click here to read more.

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The Xerces Society, a non-profit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates considered to be essential to biological diversity reported that 40% of pollinator species on earth are at risk of extinction in the coming years as a result of habitat loss, the use of harmful pesticides, and climate change.

Sustainability is a core value and a Strategic Direction at SOU. Here is the update for January 2022 on progress towards our goals.

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SOU Sustainability Office and Ashland Climate Project of Southern Oregon Climate Action Now partner in creating a survey to help Ashland address Climate Change.

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We have campus updates, a sustainability spotlight on our Real Food Coordinator as well as upcoming events. Click here to read more.

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Click here to read more about SOU’s new and updated Sustainability and Equity in Purchasing Policy and the associated procedure.

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Raynna Jackson, SOU’s Student Sustainability Co-ordinator is graduating this year! Click here to read about her experience working in SOU’s Sustainability Office.

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Leslie is a professor in the Environmental Science and Policy Department at SOU. She got her BA from Stanford University, with a major in Cultural and Social Anthropology and a minor in Psychology.

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Sarah Ross, SOU’s Student Zero Waste Coordinator writes about her experience on Southern Oregon Climate Act Now’s (SOCAN) Master Climate Protector Course and what we can do to work together to mitigate and adapt to climate change.