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Archive for August, 2015

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Reedcycler

Monday, August 31st, 2015

This week’s Staff Spotlight features Reedcyler. Who: Kyle Reed, Student Outreach Assistant for Campus Recycling for the last two years. What he does here: I help plan and execute all of the recycling events on campus, and work closely with volunteers in the Waste Watchers club. I also spearhead the department compost program. One fave […]

Garin Anderson – Energy Project Student Tech Position summary from April 2013 until June 2015

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Garin Anderson has worked with the OSU Sustainability Office for almost three years. In this time he has taken responsibility for many different aspects of what the office does, from metering projects to outreach projects. Garin has also participated in many other department activities and was always willing to help out with any project that […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Pete Lepre

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

This week’s Staff Spotlight features Pete Lepre. Who: Pete Lepre, Recycling Program Manager for Campus Recycling for the last 10 years. What he does here: I am in charge of operations and overall maintenance of the recycling program. This includes responding to recycling requests from the campus community, managing recycling collection routes, and supervising staff […]

Learn About Our Eco-Reps!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Have you ever wondered what the Eco-Representative position is all about? If so, then today is your lucky day!   Here’s a brand new video, starring the Eco-reps of the 2014-2015 school year explaining what they do and why they love being Eco-Reps. Applications for 2015-2016 Eco-Reps will open at the beginning of fall term. Eco-Rep […]

Meet Our New Addition to the Sustainability Office: Margaret Strong

Friday, August 21st, 2015

  Who: Margaret Strong, Administrative Program Specialist, Sustainability Office, just started in July 2015. What she does here: My focus will be on the energy usage on campus. I will be working with the new advanced meters, optimizing the energy reduction opportunities that additional usage data will provide. Favorite thing about her job: The tremendous potential to reduce […]

SSI now accepting applications for Sustainability Project, Research & Professional Development Grants

Friday, August 21st, 2015

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting applications for Sustainability Project, Research and Professional Development Grants! SSI believes our campus can be a model living laboratory for sustainability. We established the Sustainability Grant Program to provide students opportunities to create a more sustainable institution and take an active role in promoting social change. In-line with […]

3-Day Clearance at the OSUsed Store August 26-28

Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

The OSUsed Store is open for a 3-day clearance sale Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 26-28, at 12-4 pm each day. Take advantage of extended hours and extra low prices. Specially marked items throughout the store will be on clearance and drop in price each day – 25% off Wednesday, 50% off Thursday and 75% […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Ian King

Monday, August 17th, 2015

This week’s Staff Spotlight features Ian King. Who: Ian King, a Student Worker for Surplus for the last 3 months. What he does here: I mainly work in receiving where I help manage what comes in from all around campus and decide whether it gets sold at the store, recycled, or trashed. I also cashier […]

Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Internship

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

As mentioned in a post earlier, Corvallis is currently competing for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. In order to help spread the word about reducing the community’s energy usage, the Corvallis Environmental Center is looking for Public Outreach interns. The position involves tasks such as going door-to-door and tabling at community events. The […]

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Andrea Norris

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

This edition of our Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight features Andrea Norris. Who: Andrea Norris (“Dre”), Marketing & Development Coordinator for Recycling and Surplus for almost 7 years What she does here: I work on recycling and surplus events, electronic and print marketing, the Waste Watchers club, recycling pilot programs, program assessment, and long-term planning. One fave […]

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