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Archive for November, 2017

Eco-Rep Spotlight

Thursday, November 30th, 2017

Eco-reps are an Oregon State program that are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in which they live. They educate residents about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and outreach, and plan and execute sustainability-focused events.  They also maintain their hall’s composting program. Last year, the Eco-Reps reached people […]

Pedal Corvallis Bikeshare Launches Map Upgrade

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

An exciting upgrade is now available for Pedal Corvallis bikeshare participants. The program’s mobile app now shows the real-time availability of bikes and bike-parking spaces at each station to make trip-planning more user-friendly. Bikesharing is a system of bikes available for short-term use. Pedal Corvallis is a community bikeshare program that includes eight stations, 41 bicycles, and […]

Spring Creek Project: Residency Applications

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Spring Creek Project hosts two writing residencies in the spring–the Collaborative Residency at the Cabin at Shotpouch Creek and the Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency at the HJ Andrews Experimental Forest. For those interested in these positions, residency applications are due December 1st. Andrews Forest Writers’ Residency This residency is part of the Long-Term Ecological Reflections program, […]

Sustainable Landscape: Lane County Home Gardening

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Lane County homeowners can learn to save money on yard maintenance and lessen their impact on the environment through a class offered by the Oregon State University Extension Service. Sustainable Landscape training provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their […]

15,000 scientists in 184 countries warn about negative global environmental trends

Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

A recent issue of BioScience has revealed the severity of negative trends in certain types of environmental harm and their impact on human well-being. The viewpoint article — “World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: A Second Notice” — was signed by more than 15,000 scientists in 184 countries. Among the negative 25-year global trends noted in […]

Squashing Food Insecurity! Make A Difference Day

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

On Friday, October 27th, volunteers gathered ~860 pounds of raw squash. Those helping gathered together to cut, puree, and cook all the squash that was then donated to the Human Service Resource Center here at Oregon State. Among the volunteers were members of The Organic Growers Club, Food for Sustainability course students, and the Student Sustainability Initiative. The project […]

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