The Office of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
#4in the US
and #63 in the world in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Rankings for our efforts supporting the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.
of being awarded a silver rating from AASHE STARS. This report engages and recognizes higher education institutions for their high achievements in sustainability.
OSU's Commitment to the Sustainable Development GoalsThe 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries - developed and developing - in a global partnership. They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Areas of focus:
75% of all academic departments offer courses that include sustainability in 2021.
On average, 72% of OSU's electricity is generated by wind power!
Check out their sustainability plan!
OSU composted 103.06 tons of landscape and yard waste in 2021!
Food & Dining
Biodegradable cups and straws are used at several locations on campus!
OSU recycled 370.65 tons of recyclable materials in 2021!