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 number nine on its list of Greenest College Campuses in 2017. And more recently, the Sierra Club named us number fifteen Coolest School in the country for the same reason.
On the academic front, Oregon State offers a sustainability double degree, along with a number of courses that cover the many dimensions of conservation, ocean health and renewable energy. Check them out!
- All campus takeout goes into Eco2Go reusable food containers. This keeps to-go boxes out of landfills and helps reduce our waste campus wide.
- 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 that has been 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.