A sustainable past, present and future
Oregon State embraced sustainability before there was a word for it. Students launched a campus recycling program in 1970, and today they continue to lead the way on green. Lend Edu ranked Oregon State No. 9 of its Greenest College Campuses in 2017 — the latest in a series of rankings and awards.
Oregon State offers a sustainability double degree, along with numerous courses that cover the many dimensions of conservation and renewable energy.
• Eco2Go reusable food containers keep to-go boxes out of landfills.
• Oregon State solar panels produce enough electricity to power 167 homes a year.
• Our chefs source food locally, including from our very own campus garden.
Get around for free.
Corvallis is one of only a handful of communities nationwide rated Gold for bicycle friendliness by the League of American Bicyclists. Corvallis also has one of the few fareless transit systems in the United States, and a free university shuttle operates three routes around campus. ZipCar rentals are available on campus and Pedal Corvallis offers a bike-sharing service for your convenience.