Climate Neutral 2025 (CN25) is a collaborative student initiative between several organizations on campus to foster climate action and engagement across the OSU campus and the Corvallis community. This committee was formed to hold the University to its promise of achieving climate neutrality by the year 2025, a pledge made when President Ed Ray signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment in 2007.
We are a student-funded and student-run initiative to amplify the voice of students by being part of the implementation of the carbon neutral plan.
We believe students have the power to create the lasting change that is necessary to move OSU towards a climate neutral future.
Starting week 6, CN25 is holding a climate support group every Thursday from 5-6pm in the American Indian Room 211 for students who feel unsure how to cope with the threat of climate change and are looking for support and skills to deal with it. This wil be a space where the feelings and thoughts evoked by climate change can be transformed into a resilient, healing community through guided exploration and reflection.
SSI's Climate Neutral 2025 initiative engages students in support of OSU's efforts to respond to the urgent threat of climate change. We partner with the Sustainability Office, OSU Policy Analysis Laboratory, Energy Center, Recreational Sports, the Spring Creek Project, Take Charge Corvallis, OSU Divest, ASOSU Environment Affairs to work on the following projects:
Sustainability upgrades to campus buildings - SSI provided Green Fee funds to support energy efficiency upgrades at Dixon Rec Center and the Childcare and Family Resources Child Care Center.
Take Charge Corvallis - Corvallis is one of 50 cities nationwide competing for $5 million to support sustainable energy-saving innovations through the Georgetown Univeristy Energy Prize. Do you live off-campus? You can save money on utility bills and help Corvallis Take Charge by replacing outdated lightbulbs with LEDs and advocating with your landlord for energy-saving upgrades. Every Action Matters. Pledge to make a difference today!
Climate Leader Profiles - coming soon!
Thin Green Line - The Spring Creek Project gathered activists, artists, writers, scientists, policy makers and engaged citizens from all over the Pacific Northwest to learn and strategize about resisting fossil fuel development. For big energy companies to unearth their vast reserves of carbon-intense fuels and put them up for sale in Asia, they need to ship these fuels—by train, by truck, by pipelines—right through our communities. Standing together to defend the Thin Green Line is essential to safeguarding a resilient green economy for our children. If you missed it, you can watch videos of the keynote speakers.
Edventures! Check back soon to see our 2016-17 line up!
Join the movement! Contact Graham Shaw at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Check out these quick facts about OSU's energy use.