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Archive for November, 2016

Digging into Bioswales

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Brought to you by Micco Emeson, the Living Lab Coordinator for Landscape for SSI. Landscape Maintenance Insights Wintertime approaches, and so do a plethora of opportunities for landscaping and gardening activities on the OSU campus. Winter is when many perennial plants lie dormant, shedding their leaves and maintaining cellular processes via stored energy reserves which […]

Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge ran from Oct 1-Oct 15 and the results are in! In just 15 days, thousands of Oregonians succeeded in finding alternative transportation to work, school errands and more. Here is our collective impact: TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 4,797 Oregonians. TRIPS LOGGED: 91,628 trips. NON-DRIVE ALONE MILES*: 819,525 miles!! POUNDS OF CO2 REDUCED: 530,436 […]

Pedal Corvallis Outreach Ambassador: Now Hiring!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Remember a few months ago our exciting announcement that Corvallis now has a bikeshare program? Now there is a wonderful opportunity to become involved. Pedal Corvallis is now hiring for an outreach ambassador. The goal of the bikeshare program is to offer an affordable and easily accessible transportation option to residents and visitors to encourage active […]

Climate on Campus

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Written by Taylor Bennett, Climate Neutral 2025 Education Coordinator, Student Sustainability Initiative Everyone has the power to do something about climate change, but there is one group in particular who is tasked with an especially important role; youth. The term “youth” applies to the 15-25 year age group, which encompasses most of the students at […]

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