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Archive for September, 2016

Open Education Day: Registration is Open

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Research shows that the more affordable course materials are for students, the more likely they are to succeed. We call that economic sustainability! Find out how you can become an even better advocate for learners at Oregon State’s Open Education Day, where you can learn how to use open educational resources (OER) and give students […]

Toyota of Corvallis: Grand Opening September 29th, 2016

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Come tour Toyota of Corvallis new LEED Platinum, Net Zero facilities at their grand opening this Thursday, September 29th. About a month ago, the OSU Sustainability Office was invited to the presentation all about the building where the architects and designers spoke. Details abut the building are in a previous blog post here. This Thursday is open […]

Recycling and Surplus are hiring students!

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Multiple job openings are available for students within Materials Management (i.e. Campus Recycling and Surplus Property). Recycling Program Assistants We are hiring for 2 Recycling Program Assistants to assist with planning, implementing, assessing, and providing logistical support for Campus Recycling programs. 12-20 hours per week, mostly on weekdays. Applications due 9/29. Full details and application […]

Get to know the OSU Waste Watchers at the Meet ‘n’ Eat!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Interested in volunteering to encourage other students to reduce waste and recycle? The student club the Waste Watchers might be the right fit for you. Get to know them at the Meet ‘n’ Eat on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30 pm in Student Experience Center 112. Nosh on pizza and meet people who share your interests in sustainability, […]

World Car Free Day: Thursday, Sept 22

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

This Thursday, Sept 22, is World Car Free Day! Join the national movement to reduce car pollution on the road, and get some free snacks while you ride to work!  The Corvallis community will put up Commuter Appreciation Sites between 7am-9am this Thursday, Sept 22 in the following locations: Corvallis Skate Park (2nd and B Ave, […]

NOW HIRING: Eco Representatives

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Interested in working right within your residence hall? Want to learn and educate about sustainability? Keep reading, and apply for this opportunity for the 2016-17 school year. We are now in our 5th year of the Eco-Representative program! Eco-reps live in resident halls at Oregon State University and work with the residents of the halls […]

Festival in the Quad: Celebrating Sustainability

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Ready to kick off the school year 2016-17? Join the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, and the Student Sustainability Initiative for The Festival in the Quad along with 16 other Oregon State University groups that cover the pillars of Sustainability: Environmental, Economic, and Social. Meet University groups, roll in Matrix Balls, eat delicious local food and more! Who: […]

Washington Higher Education Sustainability Conference: Call for Proposals

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

Our northerly neighbors, Washington, has announced their 2017 conference and are seeking input to shape the event’s programming! WAHESC will be Feburary 16-17, at Gongaza University in Spokane, WA. The theme this year for the 2017 conference is “Caring for our Common Home.” They would like to hear from you about how institutions from across regions […]

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