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We are hiring! Three student positions available

The Sustainability Office is currently recruiting for three student workers to join our Corvallis team! The first position will focus on supporting campus energy conservation and sustainability projects.  The second position will assist with utility data requests and analyses, building controls technologies and development of reporting tools. This work will include software development with an emphasis on building […]

RecycleMania Coffee and Cocoa Giveaway

With the end of Winter term, RecycleMania is coming to a close. To help fuel you during dead week, The Sustainability Office is putting on the annual RecycleMania Coffee Giveaway. Bring your own mug and we will see you for free fair trade coffee and cocoa! Stop by to learn about other RecycleMania events going on and the chance to […]

Eco Rep Spotlight

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 […]

Could Eco-friendly Burials Save the Planet?

How have our funeral practices been impacting the planet? Cynthia Beal, a 30-year veteran of the natural-food movement, has been working to answer this question. She believes that patterns of our current funeral industry have been devastating for our planet, remarking: “I was trying to solve the problem of what would happen to people’s bodies. As […]