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SUMMER SUMMIT: Food, Energy and Water Challenges

Friday, June 9th, 2017

  This August natural researches from Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho will gather to address food, energy and water challenges that our region faces. Each university will be represented by members with their own expertise to address the way these issues effect not only environmental health but also economic […]

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 […]

May the Fourth Be with You!

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

University Housing and Dining is putting on an event TODAY, May 4th. In honor of the Forth. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner specials inspired by a galaxy far, far away, plus much more! WHO: Open for staff, faculty and students! WHAT: Trivia Questions: test your galactic knowledge Chewbacca Impersonation: Do you speak Wookie? Give it a try. […]

Eco2Go Container Round Up!

Thursday, March 16th, 2017

Do you spy an Eco2Go container?? Another term is almost to the end! March is working hard to give us some sunshine today. While out and about, please start rounding up any eco2go containers you see in your break rooms, or in places they don’t belong! Please return the boxes to either of the three dining […]

“MUG SHOTS” Coffee Giveaway

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

Come get your “Mug Shot” taken with your reusable coffee mug showing your commitment to reducing waste!  RecycleMania has begun. The Sustainability Office is putting on the 2nd annual “Mug Shot” Coffee Giveaway. BRING YOUR OWN MUG and we will see you there for free  fair trade coffee and cocoa! Stop by to learn about other […]

Five Four One: Organic, Local and Delicious

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Located in the McNary Dining Center, the micro restaurant Five Four One started in Fall 2015 and was recently featured on the Food Management blog with the plant-based grain bowl highlighted. The Food Management post recognizes college campuses around the country who are changing the college food menus for the better towards more nutritious and sustainable options. […]

Digging into Bioswales

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

Brought to you by Micco Emeson, the Living Lab Coordinator for Landscape for SSI. Landscape Maintenance Insights Wintertime approaches, and so do a plethora of opportunities for landscaping and gardening activities on the OSU campus. Winter is when many perennial plants lie dormant, shedding their leaves and maintaining cellular processes via stored energy reserves which […]

Coffee and Chocolate in the Quad

Friday, October 21st, 2016

  Have you heard about fair trade?  Come get free coffee and learn! Join us next Wednesday, October 26, for free coffee and information about Fair Trade!  We will be in the SEC Plaza from 12:00pm-3:00pm handing out coffee that was ethically purchased to support Fair Trade, a program working to pay farmers the wages […]

Business Highlight: Burgerville

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Have you seen the new restaurant in town? 70-75% of the ingredients are locally sourced. Their vegetable oil is recycled into bio-diesel. They provide affordable health care to employees.  Right off 9th Street, Burgerville has joined Corvallis! With a tag line, “Fresh. Local. Sustainable.” it only felt right to do some research and highlight sustainable efforts Burgerville have put […]

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