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Archive for February, 2016

Pitch in to win – RecycleMania still going strong until April 2!

Friday, February 26th, 2016

RecycleMania is an annual 8-week recycling competition between universities, which runs February 7 – April 2 this year. Join thousands of college students across the nation competing for the national recycling titles including highest per capita recycling rate and highest gross recycling. Help OSU catch up to UO, who is currently ahead in our annual Recycle […]

AASHE 2015 (By Stephanie Parrish)

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

At the AASHE conference, I attended a session hosted by students of the University of Northern Iowa. They shared their experiences with a campus garden plot much like the SSI garden. What was inspiring about their garden was the momentum and enthusiasm they were able to sustain from the time of groundbreaking and throughout the […]

Trash Talk: Why aren’t there more compost bins on campus?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Some cups served on campus are compostable, so why aren’t there more compost bins? Kyle explains 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.

Get your fix at the Winter Repair Fair!

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Do you have a torn shirt, broken bike, or otherwise damaged items? Bring them to the Winter Repair Fair on Wednesday, February 24 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in 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 below for this month’s skills […]

Participate in the Green Sports Streetwear Design Competition

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Every year, the Green Sports Alliance hosts a Summit for the sports community to unite around sustainability. This year, they’re doing something new–an upcycled fashion show! This is a unique competition geared toward students enrolled in programs related to design and fashion. This will be the first ever Sustainable Streetwear & Athleisure Fashion Show at the 2016 […]

Trash Talk: Why aren’t disposable coffee cups recyclable?

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

In this week’s Trash Talk video, Jessica explains why paper coffee cups aren’t recyclable on the Oregon State University campus (or off campus, for that matter). 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.

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Colette Conover

Friday, February 12th, 2016

This quarter, the Sustainability Office introduces a new series on the Ecologue, highlighting alumni who were involved with sustainability efforts during their time as students. Through our Alumni Profiles Project, you’ll see what a difference our incredible alumni make in solving global challenges!   Our first profile is Colette Conover, a 2014 Environmental Science and Leadership […]

Wisdom of the Week: RecycleMania 2015 Results

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Per capita, we recycled 5% more and composted 17% more than during the 2014 competition. This post is a part of the Wisdom of the Week series. Tune in every week for waste-related facts, stats, and quotes.

Trash Talk: What lids are recyclable?

Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

What types of container lids are accepted in recycling bins on campus? Andrea breaks down which ones are recyclable, along with why and how, 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 […]

Youth Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Oregon Climate will be hosting a Youth Lobby Day for Carbon Pricing on February 11th in Salem. Their student Fellows are spearheading the event and reaching out to other students/youth to join them in the Capitol.  The lobby day has a few goals: To teach youth the basics about civic engagement and lobbying To teach […]

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