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Archive for April, 2017

Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

Beyond Earth Day Starts April 22

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Beyond Earth Day Starts next Saturday, April 22! EVENT LINE-UP: (See full event details on the website http://tiny.cc/earth-calendar). SATURDAY, APRIL 22 Earth Day of Service: Times vary by project, Departs from M.U. Lounge (Registration required) https://www.facebook.com/events/1398567143556581/  March for Science: 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Departs from Benton Co. Courthouse, 120 NW 4th St. https://www.facebook.com/events/247128265735703/ Hoo Haa: 2:30 – […]

We’re hiring! Two positions available

Friday, April 14th, 2017

**UPDATE! We extended the deadline to 11:59pm May 3! The Sustainability Office is currently recruiting for two student workers to join our awesome team!  One position will focus on the Green Office Certification program, our Carbon Planning process, Eco-Reps, Sustainability Advocates and more.  The other will manage signature events, tabling and other face to face […]

RecycleMania results are in! The winner of the 2017 Civil War is…

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The winner of the 2017 RecycleMania Civil War is… University of Oregon! While last year’s Civil War was close, this year UO gained a large lead early in the competition, maintaining it until the final week of the competition when OSU managed to narrow the gap. This marks the second year that UO has won […]

The Kilowatt Crackdown has BEGUN

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The Kilowatt Crackdown is a month long competition to reduce electricity usage. From April 10 to May 7, five residence halls take on an energy challenge in their hall. Which residence halls are participating? Cauthorn Hall Bloss Hall West Hall Finley Hall Teabeau Hall Hey! I live in one of those halls! What can I do […]

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