Our Mission

The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) works to advance student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at Oregon State University through programming that fosters environmental, social, and economic justice.


SSI Staff


Taylor Bennett

Climate Neutral 2025 Coordinator  |  SSI.cn1@oregonstate.edu

AbbY Black

​Climate Neutral 2025 Coordinator  |  SSI.cn2@oregonstate.edu

Emerald Berry-Cabiao

​Administrative Coordinator  |  SSI.project1@oregonstate.edu


Media Coordinator  |  SSI.project2@oregonstate.edu

Seth Nelson

Event Coordinator  |   SSI.project3@oregonstate.edu

Anna Le

Event Coordinator  |  SSI.project4@oregonstate.edu

Jack Hobbs

Growing Food Security Garden Coordinator  |  SSI.gfs2@oregonstate.edu

Shiana Ramos

Growing Food Security Coordinator  |  SSI.gfs1@oregonstate.edu

Amanda Carlin

Waste Reduction Coodinator  |  ssi.waste.reduction@oregonstate.edu

Eric Beeler

Student Sustainability Program Coordinator|  Eric.Beeler@oregonstate.edu

Emily Bowling

Assistant Director for Civic Engagement and Sustainability  |  Emily.Bowling@oregonstate.edu

History: Past Perspectives

Since 2007, the Student Sustainability Initiative has grown from a single-project approach to addressing six key areas of sustainability. Learn about the history of SSI from the perspective of past students.