Every purchase is an ethical act. SSI believes we have an obligation as stewards of Student Fee funds and responsible community members to vote with our dollars. This committee raises awareness about the social, economic, and environmental impacts of our purchases and encourages OSU to buy from companies that provide fair wages to all their workers and who are committed to high environmental standards.

We provide education and resources for students and campus departments to limit consumption, buy locally, and support Fair Trade and B Corps certified producers. We are working to become a Fair Trade University.

Download the Chinook Book app for coupons from sustainable local businesses!

Check out this resource on Socially-Conscious Shopping.

Learn more about OSU's purchasing policies and practices.

To get involved, contact Tara Dunn, Living Lab Facilitator, at ssi.water@oregonstate.edu