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Archive for January, 2015

Just Sustainability: Hope for the Commons (Jesse Pettibone)

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

We were able to stay with some organizers I knew who work on fossil fuel divestment at Seattle University. One night, we created Butterfly Talks, a TED Talk like experience where we challenged ourselves and each other to speak for one minute straight about any topic ever, on the fly. Topics ranged from favorite foods […]

Take the Initiative. Join the Initiative.

Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Want to get involved creating environmental, social, and economic justice? Always wanted to know more about the Student Sustainability Initiative? Looking for volunteer and internship opportunities? We’ve got all of that and we’re looking for you TONIGHT! At 6PM tonight in Owen 103, Take the Initiative. Join the Initiative. is your opportunity to get answers […]

Meet the Menders: Chris Moser

Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

The volunteers for the Repair Fairs come from an varied backgrounds: from students and OSU staff, to D.I.Y. enthusiasts from the Corvallis community. Following each Fair, we’ll provide insight into the people behind the repairs. This is… Meet the Menders For the January Repair Fair, we interviewed Chris Moser, a long-time repair volunteer for the […]

9 Wastehacks to Reuse Everyday Things

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Wastehacks [wāst-haks] pl. noun – any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that reduces waste in all walks of life. This term, Campus Recycling and the Waste Watchers will share with you easy Wastehacks so you don’t waste time or materials. Reuse Wastehacks It’s easy to forget how long of a life our products have. […]

AASHE 2014

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

Sustainable Universities at the AASHE Conference (Katie Kasabian) The 2014 AASHE Conference took place at the Oregon Convention Center October 26th-29th. The conference was a wonderful opportunity to hear about what other universities are doing to foster a sustainable campus culture. The Sustainability Hut The University of Florida’s “Sustainability Hut” is a mobile unit that […]

Get free fixes at the January Repair Fair

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Bring those broken or damaged items to the January Repair Fair, this Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The event will be held at the OSU Recycling Warehouse, aka the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend demos to learn more skills! See the list […]

Corvallis makes Georgetown University Energy Prize Quarterfinals!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Corvallis has made it to the quarterfinals for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. Now that we’ve made it this far, we need everyone’s help to save more energy than the 49 other American cities in the competition. The winning city will be judged based on reductions in energy […]

Rethinking our Wardrobe: Saving the World and our Wallets

Monday, January 19th, 2015

We all need clothes. Frequently, we find ourselves buying more clothes. We add to our closets when our old clothes don’t fit us anymore or are completely falling apart. We update our wardrobe for the new school year, to keep up with new fashion trends or when we get a new job. When we buy […]

Question of the Week: Oregon E-Cycles

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to provide a correct answer will win a Beavers Reuse 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 The Oregon E-Cycles program (which bans […]

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