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2017 Master Recycler Class reg. open

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Now’s the time to sign-up for the 2017 Linn and Benton Master Recycler class offered by Republic Services and OSU Campus Recycling – act soon to secure your spot! WHEN: 8 required classes on Tuesday nights, January 10th through February 28th at 6:15-9:00 pm plus 2 required Saturday field trips (January 21st and February 11th) […]

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition: Now Seeking Interns!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is seeking interns for Winter term for the 2016-2017 school year. If you or anyone you know is a senior in an undergraduate program and needs to fulfill an internship requirement for their degree, here is a great opportunity! Build your resume and work on one or more projects that will […]

Get your Fix at the 2016 Fall Repair Fair!

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Do you have a torn shirt, broken bike, or otherwise damaged items? Bring them to the Fall Repair Fair on Wednesday, November 2 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 […]

Coffee and Chocolate in the Quad

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  Have you heard about fair trade?  Come get free coffee and learn! Join us next Wednesday, October 26, for free coffee and information about Fair Trade!  We will be in the SEC Plaza from 12:00pm-3:00pm handing out coffee that was ethically purchased to support Fair Trade, a program working to pay farmers the wages […]

SSI Adopt-a-Bottle Campaign

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Trying to stay hydrated, but missing a reusable bottle? Don’t worry! Visit the Valley Library or West Dining Hall to “Adopt” a sanitized reusable bottle for FREE thanks to the Fresh From the Faucet 2016-2017 Adopt-a-Bottle campaign. Fresh From the Faucet is a student-led initiative on the Oregon State University main campus that focuses on […]

Join the Waste Watchers, become a Hero!

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Want to become a waste-fighting hero? Help fight the scourge of waste by volunteering with the Waste Watchers. Here are some ways to get involved: Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 112 SEC At the weekly meetings, the team plans events and marketing at their weekly meetings. Attendance is not required every […]

Tour of the OSU Microbiology Labs

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

This Spring, The Spring Creek Project is partnering with The Corvallis Arts Center and the OSU Department of Microbiology on an art exhibit, “Microbiomes: To See the Unseen.” This Friday, jump start your creativity with a tour of the OSU microbiology labs. A common theme of The Spring Creek Project is to tie together science […]

Business Highlight: Burgerville

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Have you seen the new restaurant in town? 70-75% of the ingredients are locally sourced. Their vegetable oil is recycled into bio-diesel. They provide affordable health care to employees.  Right off 9th Street, Burgerville has joined Corvallis! With a tag line, “Fresh. Local. Sustainable.” it only felt right to do some research and highlight sustainable efforts Burgerville have put […]

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