SUSTAINABILITY AND EDUCATION
Sustainable Oregon Schools Initiative (SOSI) With the assistance of several volunteers, the Board undertook a special initiative aimed at improving sustainability practices within the K-12 school system. For more information about the SOSI Oregon Sustainable Schools Awards (OSSA), please click on the following link: http://www.sustainableschools.org/oregon-award-program
. Higher Education The Sustainability Board supported the work of Academic Excellence and Economic Development Working Group (AEED) of the Oregon Board of Higher Education. In 2004, the AEED concluded that sustainability and renewable energy showed promise as an area for investment. Through collaborations with the Oregon Sustainability Board, Oregon University System and AEED the Oregon B.E.S.T. was created in 2008. The mission of Oregon B.E.S.T. is to showcase innovative, sustainable technologies created in Oregon universities and market them to the world.