UO sustainability goes into the closet

The University of Oregon is helping turn trash into togs and saving old clothes from the landfill as part of its effort to keep campus green.

Two recent additions to the university's sustainability portfolio are the introduction of branded clothing made from discarded plastic soda bottles and the conversion of castoff uniforms into rags used by campus repair shops. Both are part of the ongoing efforts to reduce, reuse and recyle.

UO celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Along with the rest of the nation, the UO is taking time to embrace Hispanic culture and contributions this week as part of the nationwide Hispanic Heritage Month observance. A daylong campus celebration takes place this Sunday, Oct. 12, in and around Gerlinger Hall with soccer, music and dancing.

But the month is about more than festivities. It’s also a time to reflect on the many ways that Hispanic culture has broadened and enriched the American experience, as well as an opportunity to renew our commitment to inclusion and multiculturalism.

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