Creating Sustainable Change
The Student Sustainability Center (SSC) is a collaborative space for student-led initiatives that foster and support the simultaneous pursuit of human equity, environmental vitality, and economic well-being for the present and future. Through our efforts, we hope to help students develop the skills, strategies, and networks necessary to work towards their vision of society.
1395 University of Oregon 005 EMU
Eugene OR 97403
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Office and venue hours may vary.
Earth Week 2017
In celebration of Earth Day, the Student Sustainability Center and sponsors bring you a week of events focused on building a more sustainable network on campus. From guest speakers to service events, we have a wide array of activities for you. Creating sustainable processes can be a part of everyone's lifestyle. Join us to learn more about sustainability, image a more sustainable future, and celebrate Earth Day. See the full list of Earth Week events below.
Learn the joy of DIY bike maintenance! This six-session course will teach you to repair and maintain a standard road, mountain, or commuter bike. Sign up at the OP Office in the EMU $65
Grease up your joints, relax your mind, and stretch your body in a yoga class geared toward the avid biker's common muscular aches and stresses! Bring your mat or use ours. FREE!
Grove Community Garden
The Grove Community Garden is a garden for University of Oregon students. It is located near 18th St. and Moss, next to the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living. Plots cost $25.00 to rent for the year. Partnering with the Urban Farm, the Grove is a place to learn, get your hands in the soil, and eat the delicious benefits of your labor.
Many heirloom varieties of garden plants now only exist in seed libraries. As new varieties have been bred for commercial farming—often focusing more on consistency and uniformity than flavor—old varieties have begun to die out. The Student Sustainability Center operates a free seed library for non-commercial use including 140 different seed varieties.
UO Greeks Go Green
UO Greeks Go Green is an initiative promoting sustainability and zero waste practices within Fraternity and Sorority Life. Started through the UO Zero Waste Program, Greeks Go Green helps chapters obtain the resources and knowledge they need to become more environmentally friendly. The program has an emphasis on creating environmentally aware chapters that are able to spread their knowledge to the rest of the world.
The Bottles Up program is a partnership between the Student Sustainability Center and the UO Zero Waste Program. Abandoned bottles and mugs from lost and found bins across campus are collected and redistributed for free to visitors of the Student Sustainability Center in our office and at sustainability events. Stop by and grab a bottle, please wash it before use.