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SOU Celebrates 50 Years of the Wilderness Act

Kate McCredie wants you to know, and care about, the 1964 Wilderness Act, a law most people have probably never heard of. “The reason we can travel to these untouched places that we all love, to National Parks and wilderness areas, and throw ourselves into nature is because of the Wilderness Act,” McCredie enthuses, handing out […]

ECOS Community Garden: The Emerald Gem

ECOS Community Garden: The Emerald Gem

Just up the hill from the Mountain Street/Siskiyou Boulevard intersection on the right-hand side is a large parking lot, open to the bustling activities of students and faculty during the day, populated by students and weekly concert attendees at night. To the average motorist it may seem like just another parking lot, and it is. […]

Students vie for $29,000 “Green-Tag” refund

The Student Fee Committee of the Associated Students of Southern Oregon University is still hearing requests for the $29,000 refund the university recently received from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, a non-profit organization that sells carbon offsets to the university. Since 2007, the university has purchased Renewable Energy Credits and carbon offsets from the BEF. Using […]

Earth Day gets a visit from Mother Nature

Despite rainy weather causing last week’s Earth Day celebration to move indoors to the Rogue River Room, the festivities went on as planned. The Ecology Center of the Siskiyous celebrated early on Wednesday, April 20, inviting clubs and organizations from throughout the community to share how they can better the globe. Participants provided many environmentally […]

Earth Day celebration focuses on honeybees

This Wednesday the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous will host their annual Earth Day celebration on campus. The theme of this year’s celebration is “On Bee-ing Human” a play on the university’s campus theme “On Being Human” and an exploration into the importance of bees in our world and the decline in the insect’s population. […]