Sustainability Open Houses


Sustainability Open Houses bring together staff, faculty, and students to share their work furthering sustainability at University of Oregon. These quarterly meetings foster collaboration between faculty and staff, build community, and support campus as a living lab. 

Seeding Campus, Growing Sustainability

Faculty and students have amazing research and learning opportunities embedded right here, within the operations and maintenance of the mini-city that is the University of Oregon. Staff in all areas of the institution have a role to play in student success. But these two groups often have trouble finding each other and growing the kinds of mutually-beneficial collaborations that use the campus itself as a vibrant learning laboratory. Sustainability Open Houses bring together stakeholders from across campus to share work and spark ideas that lead to collaborations and cross-pollinations between academics and operations, learning and working.

Questions? Contact Sarah Stoeckl, Program Manager, Office of Sustainability at or 541-346-3489

Open House Speakers

Winter 2020 Speakers

  • Greg Shabram and Grant Baldwin, Purchasing and Contracting Services
  • David Reesor, Transporation Services
  • Alexandra Rempel, Faculty in Architecture and Environmental Studies
  • Donny Addison, Waste Management and the Zero Waste Program
  • Darin Dehle, Design and Construction
  • Megan Banks, Sustainable Cities Year Program

Spring 2020 Speakers

  • Taylor McHolm, Student Sustainability Center
  • Autumn Ellison, Year of Water project
  • Cheyenne Holliday and Katie Moreland, Oregon Water Futures project
  • Aaron Olsen, Campus Planning
  • Steve Mital, Office of Sustainability
  • Brendan Adamczyk, Climate Justice League
  • Sarah Stapleton, Faculty in the College of Education