At the University of Oregon, green is more than just a color that’s worn by our Ducks. Green pays tribute to the flourishing landscape that surrounds us. Green vitalizes our campus community, connects us to the greater world, and gives purpose to our shared sense of discovery.
Addressing climate change is a big part of the UO mission—building off of a long legacy of protecting our environment. UO researchers are also creating more healthful and naturalistic designed environments, bringing Indigenous ecological knowledge into dialogue with leading-edge environmental science, and directly partnering with a new city in Oregon every year to help advance sustainability goals. We’re continuously exploring new approaches for environmentally informed entrepreneurship, law and policy, communications, applied science, and education.
We live, work, and learn in the Pacific Northwest—one of the most beautiful places on earth—and that informs everything we do. We are committed to our community. We believe that higher education plays a direct role in creating a more just and livable future for all.
Stories of Impact
Using virtual reality to make climate change personal
Professor Danny Pimentel immerses young people in the future of the environment
Electrochemistry research sparking green power innovations
The UO's focus on building better batteries, green energy, and other sustainable solutions to help the environment
UO experts patent the process to make green steel
The innovation of a process that reduces emissions at the earliest point in the process
Researchers use lasers to get a new view on Oregon’s glacier melt
A new portable tool that uses lasers to measure the composition of glacial ice, data that can help determine how fast that ice is melting