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Archive for September, 2014

OSU Featured In STARS Annual Review

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Oregon State University is well known for its strong focus in sustainability, from our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our Student Sustainability Initiative. But what features matter the most and what actions will make the biggest difference?  Who decides how sustainable we actually are and whether we are moving in the right direction? The […]

Volunteer for the Bike Parking Utilization Study and get swag!

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Have you ever found yourself in the middle of campus, needing to park your bike but there wasn’t a place in sight? Help the OSU Alternative Transportation Advisory Committee solve the bike parking issues on campus by participating in the Bike Parking Utilization Study on Tuesday and Wednesday October 14th  and 15th, or October 21st […]

Get involved! Learn about the Waste Watchers at the Meet 'n' Eat

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Want to get involved in waste reduction? The Waste Watchers are holding their first event of the year on Monday, September 29 from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Student Sustainability Center. Enjoy snacks and meet people who share your interests in sustainability, while learning about our organization and the ways you can get involved […]

Question of the Week: Start-of-the-year Events

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU cold cup (straw included). Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week We will be hosting several events during the start […]

Eco Representatives – Now Recruiting for Residence Halls

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Are you a new student living in a residence hall? Are you interested in getting involved in sustainability at OSU? The Eco Representative program is a great way to promote sustainable practices and take on a leadership role in your dorm. Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls […]

Choose used! OSUsed Store has many items on clearance this Wed. and Sat.

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Come by the OSUsed Store for our weekly Wednesday public sale and monthly Saturday sale, where we will have clearance prices on several items in the store. Our hours are Wednesday, September 25, 12-3 pm and Saturday, September 27 at 9 am – 12 pm. The following items will be on clearance: Desks and tables […]

Question of the Week: Paper Clips and Staples

Wednesday, September 17th, 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 When recycling paper, do you need to remove staples and paper clips […]

Corvallis Car Free Day

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Gear Up for the 5th Annual Car Free Day in Corvallis! This year’s Car Free Festival will take place Sunday, September 21st, at Riverfront Park in Corvallis with Car Free Day following on Monday the 22nd. On Sunday, there will be back to back events from 1-4 pm including music, food, kid’s activities, information booths, […]

Corvallis Makes Quarterfinals in National Energy Competition

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Corvallis has made it to the quarterfinals for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. The Corvallis application was submitted  in June, including letters of support from numerous local businesses and non-profits, Mayor Julie Manning, the Corvallis City Council, and all three utilities: Pacific Power, Consumers Power and Northwest […]

Question of the Week: Homes Powered by Coffin Butte

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a 20 oz. reusable 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 At the Coffin Butte landfill, methane is harvested and […]

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