The OSU Sustainable Energy Initiative (SEI) was founded in 2008 as a transformation of the previous OSU Biodiesel Initiative. Our change in name represents our affinity for all sustainable energy practices that can help combat the 21st century’s energy crisis.

We believe that advocacy for all sustainable energy practices will help society confront the global energy crisis and climate change. Promoting energy diversification can minimize overall environmental impacts and could lead to more communal energy creation, eliminating energy losses in transport. Energy independence is an American necessity for successful international diplomacy, national security, and environmental safety.

SEI regularly does biodiesel outreach, and over the summer expanded our curriculum to include new sustainable energy poster presentations. Goals for the 2011-2012 school year include expanding our education resources, visiting some local sustainable energy facilities, and creating new tools for outreach and community events. If you’re interested in SEI, please read more about how to join our club or find out more.