University of Oregon’s faculty, staff, and students are driving sustainability into academics, operations, engagement and planning. The cards below explain our goals, report our progress, and provide a basis to discuss improvement. These data are available to faculty and students interested in developing case studies for research and teaching purposes.
University of Oregon’s efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions start with understanding our fuel sources and their emissions. Learn more about UO’s emissions and what we’re doing to reduce them.
The University of Oregon designs new buildings to meet Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards. Explore UO’s 16 LEED certified buildings comprising 1,749,124 square feet to see what makes them sustainable spaces.
University of Oregon is one of Eugene’s largest consumers of electricity and natural gas. Explore our consumption history and conservation and efficiency work.
The University of Oregon’s stormwater infrastructure filters runoff and transports it to the river. It includes 49 miles of pipe and more than 4400 structures. Explore our system and learn how we’re protecting water quality in the Willamette River.
University of Oregon’s annual commute survey reveals how people come to campus and the effectiveness of our investments in alternatives to single occupancy vehicles. See the most recent commute survey results.
The University of Oregon handles thousands of tons of waste material each year and diverts over 50% of it from landfills. Dig into the data on what we recycle, repurpose, compost, and throw away.
University of Oregon uses on average 23,000,000 gallons of water each month. Learn how water travels to and from campus and what we’re doing to conserve this precious resource.
At University of Oregon we recognize the importance of buying environmentally-preferred products. Dig into UO’s purchasing data in the crucial categories of computers, paper, and janitorial products.
The University of Oregon prepares more than 12,000 meals each day. See what we buy local and learn about our waste minimization, food recovery, and compost programs.