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Archive for August, 2014

Now Hiring: SHIFT Electric Vehicles

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Pioneered by Kirk Swaney in 1999, SHIFT EV offers vehicle parts and services for full sized conversions to electric power (mainly custom sports cars). In 2013, Kirk partnered with the Sustainability Office and Student Sustainability Initiative to install an on board level 2 electric vehicle smart charger in OSU’s Solar Trailer.  This charger greater utilizes the […]

Question of the Week: Recycling Fibers in Paper

Wednesday, August 27th, 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 Each time paper is recycled, the fibers in it […]

Now Hiring: Software Developer at Energize Corvallis

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Energize Corvallis is hiring a part-time Software Developer to create an interactive website for the Classrooms Take Charge program. The website will be used by more than 6,000 students and teachers in 16 high schools throughout the Pacific Northwest. Funding for the position is provided by an Environmental Education award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Energize […]

OSU Repair Fairs to be featured in national report

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Good news! OSU was recently contacted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which is putting together its annual review of information universities have submitted through this year’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). This national report will include “campus sustainability innovations & best practices,” and the Repair Fairs […]

Question of the Week: 3-day Clearance Sale

Wednesday, August 20th, 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 The OSUsed Store will be holding a Clearance Sale […]

3-Day Clearance at OSUsed Store August 20-22

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The OSUsed Store is open for a 3-day clearance sale this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 20-22, at 12-4 pm each day. Take advantage of extended hours and extra low prices! Look for special green clearance stickers on merchandise throughout the store; the prices on those items will drop throughout the week – 25% off […]

Question of the Week: What Goes in a Worm Bin

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU spork and a $1 Gift Certificate to any UHDS Dining Center. Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week Shown below […]

Field Work Opportunity: Rim Fire Conifer Regeneration Study

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Drs. Chad Hanson and Dominick DellaSala are looking for field work assistance for an upcoming survey taking place in the Rim fire burn. The survey will be taking place in late August or early September of this year and all surveyors will work in teams of two. Surveying will involve hiking cross-country through uneven terrain of […]

"Let's Pull Together!" Invasive Plant Eradication Event

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

On Saturday, September 6th, bring your friends and family to help remove invasive plant species! The Marys River Watershed Council, a member organization of Benton Country Cooperative Weed Management, is hosting an invasive plant species removal project at a stream restoration site on Beaver Creek. The group will be removing English ivy at the site […]

Question of the Week: Percent of E-waste in Landfills

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 20 oz. OSU water bottle. Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week E-waste is defined as any discarded electronics, and represents […]

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