Even before University of Oregon students voted for the university to divest from fossil fuel investments, the UO Foundation had rejected the resolution. “Thank you for the input, but we will not be divesting,” Paul Weinhold, the president and CEO of the UO Foundation, told The Register-Guard ahead of the April vote. The UO Foundation is …
Great ideas are generated daily, but action upon those ideas are not. If this is a bit too common for you, and you wish to improve the campus and community, look into the Student Sustainability Fund and receive a grant to make those ideas a reality. The Student Sustainability Fund …
Almost all the leaves have fallen off the trees and the days of rain have begun, which can only mean one thing: winter is coming. Along with the freezing temperatures of November and December come higher energy bills. Consistently using heaters to combat the colder weather can begin to cost …
EMU Food Service will deduct 50 cents from the purchase price of coffee for customers who bring in their own cup or mug and will also add 50 cents to the purchase price of those who don’t starting Thursday, April 26. The EMU will place the additional 50 cents charged to customers in a sustainability fund for future projects.
University Director of Sustainability Steve Mital and interim President Robert Berdahl awarded the office of Campus Planning and Real Estate on Thursday the first Green Office certification for applying sustainable practices to their everyday work.
Restaurants may want to think twice before throwing eggshells or leftover meat in the garbage. In the coming weeks, the city of Eugene will begin its new “Love Food, Not Waste” campaign to give businesses incentive to participate in food waste composting programs.
University Housing, along with the efforts of the office of sustainability and student sustainability center, are hosting the second-annual “Do It In The Dark” sustainability competition, a three-week event between all eight residence halls across campus.
The Riverfront project is just one of many that the initiative has aided since it began in fall of 2009. Originally a modest effort by three University professors to assist Oregon communities tackle sustainability issues, the initiative has now developed into a nationally recognized, award-winning organization with 20 faculty members and 500 students at any given time.
A new plan for sustainable development on campus was passed over the summer that will be improving the University’s energy sustainability in order to reach a new goal of net zero increase in campus energy use from new development.
Started in a community that holds high value for sustainability and environmental advocacy, Bring Recycling has flourished as a place to both educated the public about the benefits of recycling, and providing the Eugene community with a place to practice what it so often preaches: reduce, reuse, recycle.
A $95,000 grant awarded to the University three years ago will finally be put to use come fall with a new one-year graduate certificate program in sustainable practices — the first of its kind in the nation.
After months of meetings with administration, student leaders, engineers and architects the University’s Campus Planning and Real Estate Committee has formalized its Oregon Model for Sustainability — new campus building guidelines that, if approved, will mandate substantial changes to future construction projects on campus.