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Archive for May, 2016

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Ryon Merrick

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

Within the college of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, OSU has started a Climate Science option. Let’s learn about the first graduate of the program! Meet Ryon Merrick: the very first graduate of the Climate Science program. With the addition of the Climate Science option, Merrick is able to apply his knowledge to climate change research and […]

Dot Sales at the OSUsed Store May 31st and June 3rd

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Much of the OSUsed Store’s merchandise will be on sale at their Dot Sales on Tuesday, May 31st between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Friday, June 3rd between 12:00 and 3:00 p.m. Dotted items throughout the store will be 50% off. Plus the following items will be buy one, get one free: all merchandise with […]

The 2016 Move-out Donation Drive has begun, and you can help!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Did you know that last year 34,000 pounds of material was diverted from the landfill and given to non-profits during move-out? Our goal this year is 28,000 pounds and you can help! How Can I Help? Live in a Res. Hall? Donate your items! It took your 30 weeks to move into your room; now […]

SSI Research Grant Project: Creating a Cost-Effective Solar Concentrator

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

Last Summer’s grant awardee Michael Rebarchik continues to work on his project on creating a cost-effective solar concentrator. Energy demands increase globally, while the fossil fuel future remains unsteady and the search for a new energy resource is more important now than ever. Solar energy remains promising, but often solar technology can be expensive. Michael wanted to create a […]

SSI Fellowship Program

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Want to get paid and develop leadership skills within the sustainability field? The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) has a new opportunity for students to become a Sustainability Fellow, working with a campus department or a community organization doing research with a faculty mentor working to solve global sustainability challenges. The Sustainability Fellowship Program pairs students with […]

Update from the Inside by Micco Emeson

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Micco Emeson is the SSI Landscape Coordinator and part of the Growing Food Security initiative team. Here is a little peek at what’s been happening: It’s Spring, and lots of stuff is happening in the realm of sustainability. Some highlights from the sustainable landscaping side of things at the Student Sustainability Initiative include: Establishing a pollinator […]

Are you ready to move out? Help OSU reach its goal in the 2016 Move-out Donation Drive!

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Did you know that last year about 34,000 lbs of material was diverted from the landfill and given to local non-profits? This year the goal is to reach 28,000 lbs, and you can help! How You Can Help Live in a Residence Hall? You can prepare for Move-Out by lightening your load now! Bring home […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Nicholas Snowhill

Friday, May 13th, 2016

Check out another edition of our Alumni Profiles Project! What have they been up to since graduating OSU? Meet Nicholas Snowhill, a 2014 Oregon State alumni in Civil Engineering. While studying at OSU, he worked at the Sustainability Office and was in charge of maintaining the electric vehicle charging stations around campus. During his time […]

Society of Wood Science and Technology 59th annual Conference by Kendall Conroy

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

OSU students at the Corvallis campus are eligible for up to $500 per academic year to participate in professional development opportunities. The Student Sustainability Initiative is seeking proposals that benefit OSU students and the SSI’s mission of “Advancing student efforts to create a culture of sustainability at OSU through opportunity, education, and action” are preferred. At the […]

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