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Archive for October, 2014

Fix what fails you at the November Repair Fair Thursday the 6th

Friday, October 31st, 2014

OSU Campus Recycling will be hosting the last Repair Fair of 2014 Thursday, November 6th from 5:30-7:30 pm. The event will be held at the Recycling Warehouse, a.k.a. OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demos to learn more skills! […]

Sustainability Grants Program

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

The Student Sustainability Initiative has grants available for OSU students right now in the following categories: Sustainability Project Grant The Sustainability Project Grant Program provides OSU students with opportunities to create a more sustainable institution by taking an active role in creating the world they wish to see. SSI is seeking projects that are designed […]

Question of the Week: Coffee Cup Coup

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Time once again for our Question of the Week! This week we will accept “entries” (on social media only) until 8 pm today and will randomly select two winners to each receive a Beavers Reuse mug! Question of the Week The Coffee Cup Coup is a campaign to overthrow the tyranny of the disposable cup […]

Reedcycler's Believe it or Not: Food for Thought

Monday, October 27th, 2014

Food waste is one of the biggest  forms of waste out there. It’s been said that if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, right behind China and the US. But everyone needs to eat, and world hunger is still an issue. Today, I’ll take you […]

Spooktacular Halloween Sale at the OSUsed Store Wednesday

Sunday, October 26th, 2014

Come by the OSUsed Store for a spooktacular Halloween Sale on Wednesday, October 29 between 12:00 and 3:00 pm. Reach into the “cauldron” and pick an eyeball – you just may be lucky enough to draw one good for 25, 50 or 75% off one item! Terms: Each customer may draw once. Each coupon is […]

Question of the Week: Fall Repair Fair dates

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU ChicoBag, like the one pictured to the right. Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week The Repair Fairs are a […]

Reedcycler's Believe it or Not: Sewage Surprises

Monday, October 20th, 2014

It’s time for this week’s installment of Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not! Today, I’ve procured some stories that may make you rethink our sewage situation. Brooklyn turns food and waste into energy Jimmy Pynn has trillions of children, all of which are bacteria. Each needs three meals a day; luckily, the city of Brooklyn provides […]

Question of the Week: Recycling on Game Day

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 24 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 Our website offers information on how you can improve […]

Portland to host this year's annual aashe conference

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This year the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education will be holding their annual Conference and Expo in our very own Portland, Oregon. With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America. What is AASHE you ask? AASHE is an […]

Reedcycler's Believe it or Not: From Water Bottles to Boats and Bridges

Monday, October 13th, 2014

The world is a weird place. And in the world of waste, people do odd things in order to lower the amount of trash in the world. Join me, Reedcycler, and for the next nine weeks I will show you a selection of strange sustainability and waste-related stories. Boat made of water bottles sails the […]

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