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Resources for Undergraduate Students

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1) On Campus Student Environmental Organizations
2) Local Volunteer Opportunities
3) Scholarship and Research Grants Opportunities
4) Research Libraries
5) Tutoring
6) University Academic Resources
7) UO Students Basic Needs Resources
8) Career Listings
9) Sustainability Tips

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*if you see anything missing, please contact ecopeers@uoregon.edu*

1) On Campus Student Environmental Organizations & Events:

Holistic Options for Planet Earth Sustainability Conference: Annual student-run events with discussion on ecology and design. Weekly planning meetings are open to students (Wed. at 5:15 in Lawrence 286)

Cascadia Action Network:  C.A.N is the empowered new generation dedicated to environmental and social justice. We work to create impactful and intersectional environmental change through direct action on our campus and in our community. Meetings on Monday at 6:30pm in Swindells Room (EMU 230). Email: climatechangesux@gmail.com

Coalition Against Environmental Racism: CAER is a student organization committed to bridging the gap between the struggle for social and environmental equality. Meetings are held at 3pm on Friday in the EMU Multicultural Center.

Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Living: home for learning about sustainable design.

Climate Justice League: The heart of climate justice is the understanding that the urgent action needed to prevent climate change must be based on community-led solutions and the well-being of local communities, Indigenous Peoples, and the global poor, as well as biodiversity and intact ecosystems. Club meetings are held in EMU 023 (Lease Crutcher Lewis Room) on Tuesdays at 6pm.

E v e r B l u e:  learning ~ sharing ~ changing. Empowering ocean-minded lifestyles by learning about marine research, sharing that knowledge, and changing our actions.

Outdoor Program: Student-led outdoor trips, bike classes, bike repairs, and gear rentals.

Oregon Student Public Interest Research Group (OSPIRG): Student led and student funded nonprofit that works on campaigns that affect all people in Oregon. Chapter meetings are in Condon 201, every Thursday at 7pm.

Public-Interest Environmental Law Conference: Annual 4-day conference held at the UO Law school offering conferences and key notes speakers. Cost is free. This year’s conference: “Local Character, Global Vision” will be held on March 1-March 4th, 2018.

Radical Organizing and Activism Resource (R.O.A.R.) Center: A space and resource for student led projects at the intersection of social justice and environmental activism. Located in the EMU, it is open daily, as well as weekly organizers meetings.

Urban Farm: An outdoor classroom teaching urban farming techniques! LA 390 is the class title for Urban Farm.

Student Sustainability Center: Located in the EMU, the sustainability center is open to student sustainable initiatives. It also houses a seed library, and is involved in the Grove community garden where UO students can get an annual gardening plot for $25 fee.                                                                                                                                                                                              

Student Sustainability Network (SSN) “UO student groups and programs working toward social, economic, and environmental sustainability. Get connected with one or more of these groups or join the Facebook group to get involved.”

Envision Journalism: Student run publication with a mission to “give people the information they need to live healthy, greener lives”.

Net Impact:An international non-profit organization for students and professionals interested in combining sustainability strategies with business. 2017-2018 club meetings are on Thursdays at 6 pm in Anstett 195.

Zero Waste: campus service working to eliminate waste and create waste reduction initiatives such a Greeks Go Green. Zero Waste also offers campus jobs.

2) Local Volunteer Opportunities

Beyond Toxics

Cascadia Wildlands

Friends of Burford Park and Mt. Pisgah

Friends of Trees

McKenzie River Trust

Nearby Nature

Walama Restoration Project

School Garden Project

3) Scholarship & Research grants Opportunities
– VPRI Undergraduate Fellowship
– UROP Mini-Grants

-O’Day Fellowship in Biological Sciences
– UO Distinguished Scholarships Webpage
UO Scholarship Page
– CAS Scholarships and Fellowships

Updated Forms: Due May 7th, 2018 at 4:30 PM
-Alice and Arnold Soderwall Community Scholarship

Alice and Arnold Soderwall Environmental Equity and Justice Scholarship

Alice and Arnold Soderwall Native American Scholarship

4) Research & Libraries
– UO Libraries
– Law Library
– Lexis-Nexis Search
– Ocean and Coastal Law Center
– Research Compliance Services
– Science Library

Academic Resources for Students

5) Tutoring 

Teaching and Learning Center (4th floor of Knight Library)
Math Library (Fenton Hall)

Workshops

6) University Academic Resources

· Academic Advising
· Catalog
· Class Schedule
· International Affairs
· Registrar’s Office
· Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree
· Transfer Credit Equivalency

7) UO Student Basic Needs Resources

The University of Oregon recognizes that student success is impacted by unmet basic needs such as food security and housing security. The campus and community resources in this Guide are intended to support your well-being so that you can meet your academic goals!

8) Career Listings – General

Career Listings – Government

  • Living Science Web (USDA) – food, agricultural, and natural resource system careers.
  • USA Jobs – official govt. site for jobs and employment information provided by the Office of Personnel Management. Available for all federal agencies.
  • Peace Corps – “the toughest job you’ll ever love!”

Career Listings – Non-Profit

  • American Conservation Experience – non-profit youth conservation corps dedicated to providing service learning opportunities for emerging land managers and conservation-minded volunteers in culturally diverse and naturally inspiring settings.
  • Idealist.org – non-profit jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Environmental Defense Fund – full-time and part-time jobs listed by city, internships too!
  • Global Volunteer Network – volunteer on environmental projects in Ecuador, New Zealand, and Thailand.
  • Greenforce – runs biodiversity surveys in international countries, with assistance from host universities.
  • National Wildlife Federation Conservation Career Gateway – devoted to the conservation of wildlife.
  • Northwest Youth Corps – provides opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. Programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth critical life skills and confidence. NYC programs stress teamwork, inclusion, and leadership while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement.
  • RARE (Resource Assistance for Rural Environments) Program – live and work in rural Oregon’s resource-dependent communities, helping to improve economic and environmental conditions.
  • Student Conservation Association – careers in renewable energy industries.
  • VolunteerMatch – Volunteer listings and opportunities in your local area.

Career Listings – Professional Societies
(These are also good links for career information, conferences, etc.)

Career, Internship and Graduate School Guides (not necessarily listings)

9)Sustainability Tips for College Students

Going Green at School – https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/going-green-at-school/

“45 Sustainable Resources You Need to Know” – https://www.purdueglobal.edu/blog/student-life/45-sustainability-resources/