Creating Sustainable Change
The Student Sustainability Center (SSC) is a collaborative space for student-led initiatives that foster the simultaneous pursuit of human equity, environmental vitality, and economic well-being in 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.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides funds for eligible households to purchase food and serves to combat food insecurity. Finding out if you are eligible and enrolling in the program can be confusing, so the Student Sustainability Center and the Duck Nest have begun holding events and drop-in advising to help guide you through the process. Get started today.
Produce Drops are essentially free farmer's markets. The Student Sustainability Center works with Food for Lane County to operate a Trillium Produce Plus site. We provide free, fresh produce for eligible students and their families. No enrollment or sign-up is necessary, just stop by and fill a bag with whatever you need. Produce Drops occur the second Tuesday of every month from 3:00–5:00 p.m.
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 only exist in seed libraries. As new varieties have been bred for commercial farming—often focusing more on consistency than flavor—old varieties have begun to die out. The Student Sustainability Center operates a free seed library for non-commercial use with a large variety of seeds.
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 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.
Student Sustainability Network
The Student Sustainability Network (SSN) is comprised of UO student groups and programs working toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Get connected with one or more of these groups or join our Facebook group to get involved.
The Student Sustainability Center and Zero Waste are hosting BUTTON MAKING in Oregon Plaza by the "O" Desk. We have many pre-made state and country buttons plus picture samples and the supplies to make many other options. Come join the fun!!
In celebration of Earth Day, the Student Sustainability Center and sponsors bring you a week of speakers, workshops, documentary screenings, and service events for you to enjoy.
The full schedule will be released in March. If you are interested in sponsoring an event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org