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OSU Master Gardeners: Growing Gardeners Conference

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

  The Oregon Master Gardener Association, in cooperation with Oregon State University Extension service, is holding its Growing Gardeners conference July 13th through July 14th. The gardening symposium, formerly known as Mini College, is taking place at Linfield College in McMinnville and will feature a wide range of speakers and 38 workshop sessions! Keynote Speakers […]

150 Species Sustained

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

OSU’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has been operating since 1935, helping to manage the conservation of species through their research. The goal of faculty and students is to provide the public with knowledge to help make more informed decisions on “issues of conservation, sustainable use and ecosystem restoration”, and to contribute to the conservation […]

Behind-the-Scenes of OSU Campus Recycling: What you don’t see…

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Ever wonder what it actually takes to have recycling options? Most of the time, you may only see our Campus Recycling trucks on their way to service buildings, or the events we put on, like Beyond Earth Day, to help educate and spread awareness of recycling options on campus. But there’s so much more that […]

Are You Ready For The Great Move Out?

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Last year we diverted almost 36,000 pounds of goods from the landfill during the Great Move Out. This year we are going to do that again! Here is how you can help: Living in a Residence Hall? Most on-campus residents find it difficult to balance packing, cleaning and finals all in one week. So lighten […]

Life-changing Learning

Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

While bookwork in the classroom is the core of a college education, experiential learning outside of the classroom is also necessary to inspire students and truly prepare them for entering the workforce. It should be no surprise that many college graduates lack confidence as they transition from college to careers, because they have been working […]

Fix your items for free and learn a new skill!

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Before summer move-out, salvage your broken items for free at our Spring Repair Fair on Wednesday, May 16th 5:30 – 7:30 PM at the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th St.) Learn to repair your broken items with the help of our volunteers and attend our demos to pocket some knowledgeable skills on being more sustainable! See the […]

Community Dialogue Recap

Monday, May 7th, 2018

Last Monday, Oregon State students and community members gathered to discuss the options within the Corvallis community to reduce/prevent crime, as well as ethical ways that we can rehabilitate people who have committed crimes. Jack Hobbes, a junior in Environmental Economics and Policy, was a conversation facilitator. After lots of conversation, Hobbes came away with a […]

Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience Internship Applications Open!

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

The Oregon Applied Sustainability Experience (OASE) offers paid internships for its 10-week program this summer. Internships are open to juniors or seniors with advanced undergraduate or graduate-level training in business, economics, engineering, environmental science, green chemistry, physical science or sustainability science. Projects address pollution prevention solutions for Portland-area businesses and pair students with an industry […]

RecycleMania Coffee and Cocoa Giveaway

Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

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

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

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 […]

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