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Summer Job Opportunity: Pedal Corvallis Bikeshare

Friday, May 5th, 2017

Another update about Pedal Corvallis: They are hiring! Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments is looking for two Pedal Corvallis Outreach Ambassadors! Some background: The OCWCOG and its partners launched a community bikeshare program, called Pedal Corvallis, in June 2016, and partnered with Oregon State University (OSU) on an expansion to campus in April 2017. The program […]

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 […]

Carpool Pizza Party

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Do you commute to the Corvallis campus of Oregon State University (OSU) from Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home, or surrounding areas? You are invited to a free pizza party, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 in the Asian Pacific American Room at the OSU Memorial Union. Come meet other commuters and form carpools. Those who […]

Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge ran from Oct 1-Oct 15 and the results are in! In just 15 days, thousands of Oregonians succeeded in finding alternative transportation to work, school errands and more. Here is our collective impact: TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 4,797 Oregonians. TRIPS LOGGED: 91,628 trips. NON-DRIVE ALONE MILES*: 819,525 miles!! POUNDS OF CO2 REDUCED: 530,436 […]

Pedal Corvallis Outreach Ambassador: Now Hiring!

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Remember a few months ago our exciting announcement that Corvallis now has a bikeshare program? Now there is a wonderful opportunity to become involved. Pedal Corvallis is now hiring for an outreach ambassador. The goal of the bikeshare program is to offer an affordable and easily accessible transportation option to residents and visitors to encourage active […]

World Car Free Day: Thursday, Sept 22

Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

This Thursday, Sept 22, is World Car Free Day! Join the national movement to reduce car pollution on the road, and get some free snacks while you ride to work!  The Corvallis community will put up Commuter Appreciation Sites between 7am-9am this Thursday, Sept 22 in the following locations: Corvallis Skate Park (2nd and B Ave, […]

2016-2017 Sustainability Fellowships **Deadline Extended to Oct 14th

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Need internship credit, a job, or something to fill up your time? The deadline is approaching for the 2016-17 Sustainability Fellowships starting this Fall! Read about the options below and apply now. There are five sustainability fellowships available through the Student Sustainability Initiative. The students will be hired as employees through SSI, but will work […]

Pedal Corvallis: A Community Bike Share Program

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Pedal Corvallis is officially here! Thanks to the partnership of Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments and InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization the community bikeshare has arrived to Corvallis, OR. Zagster© is operating the share, a company who operates more than 130 programs nationwide. The community bikeshare program is targeted to aid Medicaid members for medial […]

The Daily Barometer Goes by Bike By Logan Taylor

Friday, June 24th, 2016

Orange Media Network received a Project Grant from the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) in 2015-16 to purchase two cargo trikes to deliver The Daily Barometer in a more sustainable way. Orange Media has been and will continue utilizing cargo trikes for distribution in order to demonstrate our integrity and commitment to sustainability in line with […]

Salem to Corvallis Valley Vanpool

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Need a great new option for vanpooling between Salem and Corvallis? There are now AM pick-up and PM drop-off locations in Salem, Monmouth and Corvallis. Use the Valley Van Pool as an alternative to driving an individual vehicle when commuting! It is only $120/month for full time riders, and $135/month for part-time riders.   The […]

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