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Archive for January, 2016

Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee Seeks New Member Under 21

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016

The Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (OBPAC) is seeking to fill a recently vacated position that represents the youth community. The eight-member committee, appointed by the governor, acts as a liaison between the public and the Oregon Department of Transportation. It advises the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) in the regulation of bicycle and pedestrian traffic and […]

Trash Talk: Can foil be recycled?

Tuesday, January 26th, 2016

Can foil be recycled on the Oregon State University campus? Jessica breaks it down for you in this week’s Trash Talk video. This post is part of OSU Campus Recycling‘s Trash Talk series – where we answer your waste wonderings. More videos are available here on the Ecologue and on YouTube.

Wisdom of the Week: Recycling Newspapers

Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Introducing our new weekly feature, the Wisdom of the Week! Join Campus Recycling as they share with you a weekly dosage of waste-related wisdom. To kick things off, this week’s wisdom is “Recycling a stack of newspaper just 3 feet high saves one tree.” And who doesn’t love trees? This post is a part of […]

Trash Talk: What plastics are recyclable?

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016

What plastics are accepted in recycling bins on the Oregon State University campus? Andrea tells you about the four shapes in this week’s Trash Talk video. This post is part of OSU Campus Recycling‘s Trash Talk series – where we answer your waste wonderings. More videos are available here on the Ecologue and on YouTube.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Attend OHESC This Year

Friday, January 15th, 2016

If you didn’t know, OHESC is the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference. This year it will be held at Lane Community College in Eugene on Feb. 4-5. It’s fun, educational, and an amazing experience. Here are 10 reasons why you should attend!  There are 10 speakers representing Oregon State University! Go Beavs! It’s a great […]

DJ Spooky Presents “Forests, Electronics, and Composition”

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Ready for some awesome multimedia art to start off the new year? Well here’s your chance! DJ Spooky, AKA author,composer, and multimedia artist Paul D. Miller has composed a “Forest Symphony” based on his four seasonal residencies at the H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest. He will be presenting his art in a multimedia presentation Thursday, January 14th from […]

Come To The Benton Slope Circulation Study Workshop!

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Oregon State Capital Planning and Development is currently performing a circulation study on the area surrounding Benton Hall and need your input! As many who frequent campus are aware, due to the topography of the area, many of the routes for pedestrians are not accessible. In order to make OSU as pedestrian friendly as possible, a […]

SSI Fee Board Member Applications Due Tomorrow!

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

Interested in getting involved with the Student Sustainability Initiative? Consider applying for the SSI Fee Board! The fee board is an important part of SSI and their duties include: Approving SSI’s annual budget Managing SSI’s grant programs Managing the Sustainable Energy Revolving Loan Fund program Strategic planning to support OSU’s student sustainability efforts Assist in […]

New OSUsed Store hours!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The OSUsed Store, OSU’s on-campus thrift store, has changed its public sales hours to two days per week: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm Fridays 12:00-3:00 pm ​This means extra times to shop, more evening times, and a schedule that does not change from week-to-week. With this change, the new hours for staff to shop for their OSU […]

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