The UO Office of Sustainability hosted the inaugural Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference (formerly the OUS Sustainability Summit) in 2008. The event attracted over 200 participants.
The conference enabled sustainability staff at Oregon’s public and private institutions to create a supportive learning community. Uniting sustainability professionals from Oregon higher education institutions to share experiences and lessons learned, the conference helps move the dial towards meaningful advances in greenhouse gas reductions at Oregon community colleges, colleges, and universities.
Oregon State University hosted the second event in 2011 with Portland State University hosting the third conference in 2013. Lane Community College in Eugene plans to host in 2016.