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Archive for June, 2016

OSU collects 23,000 pounds during Move-Out Donation Drive

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

The results are in: OSU residents donated about 23,000 pounds during the Res. Hall Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 11,997 pounds of housewares 6,867 pounds of clothing, shoes and linens 3,103 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 1,000 pounds of loft kit wood That’s 22,967 pounds total! While the weight did not […]

Yes, the OSUsed Store is open in summer!

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016

That’s right – most classes may be out, but the OSUsed Store remains open throughout the summer during our standard store hours: Public Sale Hours The store is open to all shoppers on: Tuesdays 5:30-7:30 pm Fridays 12:00-3:00 pm Learn more about public sales. Dept./Government/Nonprofit Hours Employees may shop for their OSU departments, government agencies […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Dustin Quandt

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Here is another edition of our Alumni Profiles Project. What has Dustin been up to since graduating? Meet Dustin Quandt, a 2011 Oregon State Alumni in Environmental Science. He was the very first student worker for the OSU Sustainability Office and worked as the Energy Audit Student worker. During his time at OSU: Dustin was an Energy […]

The Daily Barometer Goes by Bike By Logan Taylor

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Orange Media Network received a Project Grant from the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) in 2015-16 to purchase two cargo trikes to deliver The Daily Barometer in a more sustainable way. Orange Media has been and will continue utilizing cargo trikes for distribution in order to demonstrate our integrity and commitment to sustainability in line with […]

Get your water Fresh from the Faucet at our new refill stations

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Thank you Olivia Fidler and Holly Robinson for the update on our water filtration stations and Fresh from the Faucet organization. Fresh From the Faucet (FFtF) is a student-led initiative on the OSU main campus focusing on increasing the use of reusable water bottles, consumption of tap water, and decreasing the use of bottled water […]

Meet the #BeavsRecycle team!

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The #BeavsRecycle campaign is a movement that celebrates the high rates and long history of recycling at OSU. The campaign kicked off this last year on America Recycles Day, November 15, and was headed by the coordinators of the Waste Watchers, as well as two Waste Watcher volunteers. We spoke with the volunteers to see […]

Salem to Corvallis Valley Vanpool

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Need a great new option for vanpooling between Salem and Corvallis? There are now AM pick-up and PM drop-off locations in Salem, Monmouth and Corvallis. Use the Valley Van Pool as an alternative to driving an individual vehicle when commuting! It is only $120/month for full time riders, and $135/month for part-time riders.   The […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Rikki Gibson

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Public transit is an easy way to reduce total emissions by reducing the amount of cars on the road. Corvallis offers free bus transit, and Oregon State Computer Science major, Rikki Gibson made an app that makes it even easier to skip the car, and ride the bus. Starting the summer of 2014, Rikki Gibson […]

Eco2Go Pick Up Service

Friday, June 10th, 2016

University housing and dining services have successfully transitioned to reusable to-go containers. Help them out by returning run-aways as the end of the academic year arrives. The first year of eco2go containers is coming to an end. A year of giving out reusable to-go containers, and saving around 400,000 disposable containers from the landfill! Don’t […]

Kilowatt Crackdown: Electricity Reducing Competition in Residence Halls

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

The final results are in from our very first electricity reduction competition put on by the Eco-representatives of the Oregon State University’s residence halls. The Kilowatt Crackdown  was a month long competition with weekly tips on how to reduce electricity consumption. The Eco-reps of West, Sackett, Wilson, McNary, and Poling Hall educated residents in their halls about […]

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