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Archive for July, 2014

Question of the Week: Film Plastic Recycling

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win an OSU ChicoBag. Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week Film plastic is not accepted in campus or curbside recycling. Name three locations […]

New course offering: Social Dimensions of Sustainability

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

A new online course will be offered during Fall 2014 for students in natural resources, environmental sciences, social sciences, and students interested in the Sustainability Double-Degree. Beginning with a discussion on the importance of a social science perspective for study of sustainability issues, the course will compliment the ecological aspects of sustainability by exposing students […]

Eco-Representatives at Oregon State

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The close of the 2013-2014 school year marks the end of the second Eco-Representative pilot program here at Oregon State. Eco-Representatives are a new trend popping up in colleges and universities all over the country to promote sustainable behaviors within residence halls. Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for advancing and institutionalizing a culture of sustainability in […]

Drive Less Save More: South Town

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The City of Corvallis is hosting free transportation outreach events all summer in South Corvallis.  While the “Drive Less Save More: Southtown” campaign is geared toward South Corvallis residents, the events are open to anyone! The next event is the Sage Concert Family Bike Ride on Thursday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The ride will […]

Question of the Week: Weekday Shopping at OSUsed Store

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU spork. Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week You may have heard of the OSUsed Store, which is run by […]

Free Cob Building Workshop

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Beginning Cob Lessons at the Old Mill Center The Old Mill Center for Children and Families is currently hosting a summer     camp for children where participants will learn some introductory cob building skills. The goal is to build a small cob playhouse for the center and volunteer work would be a great help […]

Corvallis Recycling Block Captains Needed

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Sustainability Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team is inviting Corvallis residents to participate in the Recycling Block Captains program. As a recycling block captain, you can help educate your neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention, as well as encourage their full participation in the opportunities that Republic Services is currently providing. The time commitment is 1-5 […]

Question of the Week: Plastic Cold Cups

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU Cold Cup (with straw). Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week Pictured below is a plastic cold cup. Into what […]

Question of the Week: Benefiting Organizations from Move-out

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU ChicoBag. Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week OSU students donated 22,408 pounds of donations during this year’s move-out donation […]

OSU collects 11 tons during Donation Drive

Monday, July 7th, 2014

We’ve finally finished collecting the weights from the wood donations, and the results are in: OSU students donated 22,408 pounds of donations as a part of the Res. Hall Move-out Donation Drive this year. The weights by category are as follows: 10,027 pounds of housewares 1,897 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 6,664 pounds […]

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