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The Best and Worst States for Green Living

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Recent research by LEED Consulting firm, Above Green, reveals that Oregon is one of the top states for green living. The state scores exceptionally well in each category relating to energy use, waste management, green buildings, and sustainable building practices. Ranking #3 on the list, Oregon has respectfully held a great reputation for creating awareness […]

Hiring: Benton County Climate Action Intern

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Are you interested in climate change policies and sustainability? Benton County is hiring a Climate Action Intern! This is a funded, part-time internship that will begin in September and run approximately through December. There is a lot of County momentum and initiatives addressing carbon reduction, resource efficiency, and climate adaptation. They are looking for a […]

Rain Forest Conservation and Wildlife on the Brink of Extinction

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Golden Conure. (Photo: David Ellis) Last week, Nick Houtman wrote an article about the correlation between forest habitat loss and the increased risk of wildlife extinction. Matthew Betts, a College of Forestry professor at Oregon State University, and Christopher Wolf, an OSU Ph.D student in forest ecosystems and statistics, were two of the eight co-authors […]

SSI Professional Development Grant Recipient: Kendall Conroy

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Recipient of the SSI Professional Development Grant, Kendall Conroy, has been conducting a parallel research on engineered wood products. In collaboration with Dr. Mariapaloa, Dr. Chris Knowles from Oregon State she also worked with Dr. Manja Kuzman from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She recently attended a conference in Vancouver, Canada to present on this research. This […]

Green Office Certification

Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

The Green Office Certification is a simple yet effective way for OSU faculty and staff to further their sustainability efforts and get recognition for their work. It’s also intended to provide ideas for steps your office can take to reduce your environmental footprint and carbon emissions. The Green Office Certification was created through a partnership between […]

OSU RECEIVES STARS “GOLD” DESIGNATION FOR SUSTAINABILITY EFFORTS!

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Oregon State continues to lead in sustainability efforts among universities after receiving their sixth Gold star designation. STARS, otherwise known as the Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment and Rating System uses the four categories academics, engagement, operations, planning and administration as well as one additional innovation category to gauge campus sustainability. Gold is the second highest rating that a university can […]

Green Office Certification

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

The Green Office Certification is a simple yet effective way for OSU faculty and staff to further their sustainability efforts and get recognition for their work. It’s also intended to provide ideas for steps your office can take to reduce your environmental footprint and carbon emissions. The Green Office Certification was created through a partnership between […]

Pedal Corvallis Comes to Campus!

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

In June 2017, Pedal Corvallis arrived to Corvallis! A total of 221 Corvallis residents and visitors have taken over 1,200 bikeshare trips so far. Pedal Corvallis is expanding and has arrived here at OSU! Oregon State University in partnership with Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments (OCWCOG), will have two bikeshare stations installed  here on campus. Thanks […]

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 – […]

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