Creating Sustainable Change
The Student Sustainability Center (SSC) is a collaborative space for student-led initiatives that foster equity, environmental vitality, and economic well-being in the present and future. Through our efforts, we help students develop the skills, strategies, and networks necessary to work towards their vision of society.
More Than Just Recycling
Sustainability encompasses a lot of topics beyond what you might automatically think about. We work on solutions to issues like food security, social justice, and yes, waste reduction. Our goal at the Student Sustainability Center is to connect you to all the ways you can help create a more sustainable UO, Eugene, and world. So how do you want to get involved?
The waste reduction and reusables effort aims to reduce waste on campus. Our programs provide reusable water bottles, mugs, and silverware. We also host educational opportunities to fix broken objects.
Studies suggest as many as half of U.S. college students experience food insecurity while in school. In an effort to reduce this educational barrier, the SSC provides free produce markets, help with SNAP enrollment, and more.
Social and Cultural Equity
Sustainability goes beyond just being green. Social and cultural equity is a vital part of a holistically sustainable society. The Student Sustainability Center advances this cause by focusing on social justice and equity.
Pursue passion projects with the help of leaders in sustainability, get funding, spread the word through journalism, involve your fraternity or sorority, and more with these student organizations.
The Student Sustainability Center hosts events to connect students with resources and opportunities. From the Sustainability Fair to Earth Week and Transportation Day, join us here.
Sustainability Open Houses bring together stakeholders from across campus to share work and spark ideas that lead to collaborations and cross-pollinations between academics and operations, learning and working.
Spring 2021 Speakers
John Arroyo, PNW Just Futures Institute
Mark Carey, researcher and ENVS department chair
Sarah Stoeckl, Sustainability Fellows Program
Jane Brubaker, Native plants and pollinators on campus
Matthew Katz, Outdoor Program’s “Redefining Outdoorsy” program
Aris Hall, Lyllye Reynolds-Parker Black Cultural Center