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.
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.
Tuesdays through Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Enhance your visit to the Museum of Natural and Cultural History with a talk and exhibit tour! Perfect for solo visitors, couples, or small groups, 2PM Walk & Talks are included with the price of admission. Topics range from the geology of the Cascades to Oregon’s dynamic cultural heritage. Call 541-346-3024 to find out what we’re talking about today!
Quench your thirst—for knowledge and for beer—at Ideas on Tap, the Museum of Natural and Cultural History's monthly pub talk, now at Viking Braggot Co. on Willamette Street!
This month, join University of Oregon biologist Lauren Hallett for an exploration of The Rewilding Movement and what it means for habitats past, present, and future.
The Museum of Natural and Cultural History offers free admission on the first Friday of the month. Investigate Oregon's amazing fossils and ecosystems, and delve into its cultural history—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes.
From mammoths and sabertooth salmon to dinosaurs and buzzsaw sharks, come discover how sculptor and paleo-artist Gary Staab collaborates with scientists to bring extinct animals back to life.
Included with museum admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders.
Museum paleontologist Greg Retallack recently uncovered 43,000-year-old mammoth footprints in Central Oregon's Fossil Lake. The tracks they left behind may reveal key insights into family dynamics among ancient elephants. Join him for an exploration of the evidence.
Included with regular museum admission; free for MNCH members and UO ID card holders.
Screen print a t-shirt, register your bike, learn about transportation options on campus and in the Eugene community, and get help planning your route to school or work.
Free bike repairs, t-shirts, reflective stickers, and swag!
Event: October 8th, from 10am-3pm @ the Chapman Lawn for FREE!
Special Monday hours: The Museum of Natural and Cultural History will be open with FREE admission in honor of Indigenous Peoples' Day! Come celebrate 14,000 years of Native culture in Oregon—from the First Americans at Paisley Caves to the dynamic cultures of today's Tribes.
You and your child are invited to learn and play at the museum during our monthly Little Wonders event. This month's theme is Mega Mammoths. Thousands of years ago, Columbian mammoths roamed the land we now call Oregon. Come and learn more about these ancient giants through a story, games, real fossils, and a fun mammoth craft!
Admission is free for MNCH members. Learn more at natural-history.uoregon.edu. Get your Little Wonders discount coupon, redeemable at Past and Presents – The Museum Store! 15 percent off for museum members, 10 percent off for the public.
One campus. Two museums. Free admission. The Museum of Natural and Cultural History and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art offer free admission during UO Ducks home game weekends throughout the 2018 football season.
Celebrate National Fossil Day at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History! Join a fossil-focused Walk & Talk through our Explore Oregon exhibit and dig into Oregon's deep natural history. Talks start at noon, 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.
Included with regular admission; free for members and UO ID card holders.