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Washington Way Pocket Park Project

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

  Oregon State campus is home to many beautiful green spaces, gathering spots, recreational areas, and study spaces. Starting this May, we we need your help to develop another beautiful addition to the campus. OSU is embarking on a collaborative pocket park design effort for the vacant space left after construction of the 15th & Washington Way […]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Amy Salisbury

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

Name: Amy Salisbury Title/Nickname: Membership Chair Degree: Civil Engineering Year in School: Freshman When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers? October 2014 What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in? “Spin to Win” and “Got a Mug? Get FREE Coffee!” What keeps you volunteering with the Waste Watchers? I […]

Arbor Day At OSU

Friday, April 24th, 2015

Happy Arbor Day everyone! Oregon State has a long long-running tradition of tree planting, care and stewardship and this year is no exception. This week we have been celebrating  Beyond Earth Day, ten days of exciting events to raise awareness of and engagement in sustainability. For the last six years, Oregon State has been the recipient of Tree […]

Get your fix at the April Repair Fair!

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

Bring those broken or damaged items to the April Repair Fair on Tuesday, April 28 from 3:30 – 5:30 PM. This time, the event will be held at the Student Experience Center Plaza (2251 SW Jefferson Way) located between the Student Experience Center and the MU Quad. Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend demos […]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Zach Stark

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Name: Zachary Stark Title/Nickname: Zachster Degree: Electrical Engineering Year in School: Sophomore When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers? Last year, winter term What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in? Repair Fairs hands down. What keeps you volunteering with the Waste Watchers? The people are so nice and […]

OSU Sustainability Office Now Hiring!

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The OSU Sustainability Office seeks outgoing and enthusiastic students to fill two different paid positions beginning in May 2015 and running through at least the end of the 2016 school year. Positions are available to both work-study and non-work-study students. Applications are due by 5PM, Thursday, April 30. Energy Project Student Technical Assistant $11.00/hr | 10-20 hrs/wk […]

SSI Research Grant “Food Insecurity” by Juliet Sutton

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

“In coping with food insecurity, students often purchase lower quality and less healthy foods than they would like. Essentially all students expressed the desire to eat healthy foods, but were blocked from doing so mostly because of cost and sometimes because of a lack of transportation or cooking equipment. Many mentioned organic and environmentally responsible […]

Beyond Earth Day Begins This Saturday, April 18th!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Get ready everyone, Beyond Earth Day is almost here! OSU has celebrated Earth Day since 1970 and we are still going strong! Starting this Saturday, April 18th, there will be ten days of fun and engaging events that involve the interconnectedness between people and the planet. From a sunset trail run to an All Species Masquerade, […]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Shannon Ritz

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

Name: Shannon Ritz Title/Nickname: “Shannanigans” Degree: Fisheries & Wildlife Science Year in School: Freshman When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers? I began volunteering at the beginning of Fall term. What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in? My favorite project has been the Repair Fairs. What keeps […]

Sneak peek into Beyond Earth Day 2015

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Fourty-five years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S.  to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every year […]

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