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Archive for November, 2014

Reedcycler's Believe it or Not: Revisiting Recycling Regulations

Monday, November 24th, 2014

This week’s Believe it or Not will take a look back at some of the dirtier moments in recycling’s history, including the exploitation of recycling laws, and one of the most pivotal moments in sustainability lawmaking. The Love Canal: a recipe for disaster One of the largest environmental disasters began with a plot of land […]

Changes to CTS Route 1

Friday, November 21st, 2014

Beginning in September, Covallis Transit System Route C1 resumed service with some exciting changes and additional service. These changes were made to better service the needs of CTS riders and offer more runs to high traffic areas during high usage times. The service times remain unchanged from last year. However, for those runs the inbound […]

"Giving Thanks" Sales at the OSUsed Store Saturday and Wednesday

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

‘Tis the season to think about the things we are thankful for, and for the OSUsed Store, it is our wonderful customers! That is why we are hosting two Giving Thanks Sales on Saturday, 11/22, 9 am – 12 pm and Wednesday, 11/26, 12 pm – 3 pm. At these sales customers will be invited […]

Question of the Week: Holiday Food Scraps

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to provide a correct answer will win a reusable OSU ChicoBag, like the one pictured here. Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please. Question of the Week Food waste made up 21% of all of the […]

Reedcycler's Believe it or Not: Instruments and Islands

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Welcome back to Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not! For this week’s weird waste, we’ll be taking a look at an island made from plastic bottles, and the heartwarming story of an orchestra who rose from humble beginnings in a landfill. Orchestra plays instruments made entirely of trash The slum of Cateura, Paraguay sits upon a […]

SSI Professional Development Grantee: Emily Boyer

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Emily Boyer received funding to attend the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) on October 26. She wrote an Ecologue post about her experience: ____________________________________________ There are many things that drive my desire to do good, on the Oregon State campus, in my larger community in Oregon, […]

Energy Civil War: Beavs v. Ducks

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

What: Competition with UO utilizing ReRev elliptical machines in the center of the cardio room in Dixon When: November 17-21 Where: Dixon Rec Center, main cardio room upstairs Why: To learn and provide renewable energy on campus, get a great workout, and beat the Ducks! The Energy Civil War is a competitive event hosted by the Student […]

Question of the Week: Oregon's Recycle Rate

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

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

Spin to Win! Celebrate America Recycles Day this Friday

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Drop by the center of the Memorial Union Quad Friday, Nov. 14 between 12 and 3  PM to help us celebrate America Recycles Day; spin the wheel and answer the trivia questions you land on to win your choice of a reusable spork or utensil set! (Pictured below) America Recycles Day is “a nationally recognized […]

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