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Archive for February, 2015

Now Hiring: Energize Corvallis Project Coordinators

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

  Energize Corvallis is hiring! Their current open position is a one-year internship for Project Coordinators, who will work to help Energize Corvallis with their mission and help develop, manage, and evaluate community energy efficiency programs and policies. Energize Corvallis is a local organization dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy efficient and climate-friendly […]

Are you buying waste? 6 WasteHack secrets to reduce packaging

Monday, February 23rd, 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. WasteHacks for Buying Less Packaging. Found along roadways and snagged in fencing. Dangling from […]

Feb. 27th : Lane County Carpool/Vanpool Informational Meeting

Saturday, February 21st, 2015

Do you commute from the Lane County area to Corvallis? You’re invited to a Lane County Carpool/Vanpool informational meeting Friday, February 27th from 12-1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Journey Room 104 (2501 SW Jefferson Way). Free lunch will be provided! This meeting is targeted to OSU students, staff, and faculty who live in Eugene […]

Meet the Menders: Tanya Andersson

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

For the February Repair Fair, we interviewed Tanya Andersson, a regular sewing volunteer. Tanya began volunteering last winter, and has helped mend clothes at three Repair Fairs. What do you do outside of the repair fairs? I work at OSU, I work for Parking Services. Outside of the Repair Fair I sew; I am a quilter. I’ve […]

The Stand-Up Economist: Economics, Climate Change, and Comedy

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25th, Oregon State will be hosting the Stand-Up Economist, a performance of economics, climate change, and comedy. The event will take place in the Memorial Union Horizon Room from 7:00-8:30 PM, with sponsor group tabling starting at 6:00. Pricing carbon pollution, either by a tax or through a cap and trade mechanism, […]

Georgetown University Prize: Community Meeting

Monday, February 16th, 2015

This Wednesday, February 18th, will be the first community meeting to discuss Corvallis’ entry in the Georgetown University Energy Prize. The meeting will be at 7pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (645 NW Monroe Ave). The city of Corvallis is currently a quarterfinalist for the Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. But now that […]

7 printing WasteHacks to make the most of your machine

Monday, February 16th, 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. WasteHacks for Printing When it comes to printing, the simplest answer to being environmentally […]

8 repair Wastehacks that will make you think twice about throwing your belongings away

Monday, February 9th, 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. WasteHacks for Repair Repairing broken items has become something of a niche skill in […]

AASHE 2014 (Samantha Walter)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

2014 AASHE Conference (Portland, Oregon) 2014 conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education was an extremely informative and gratifying experience. During the conference I attended a variety of sessions, the most enlightening ones involving communication strategies surrounding sustainability. I learned a great deal about the barriers that sustainable practices are […]

RecycleMania 2015 Kicks Off! Phase 1 Events

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

RecycleMania is a national and civil war recycling competition between universities that runs eight weeks every winter term. This year’s competition spans February 1 – March 28. You can help OSU compete by recycling, composting, and reducing your trash. In celebration of the competition, there will be events spanning nearly every week of the competition: […]

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