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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 […]

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 […]

SSI Adopt-a-Bottle Campaign

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Trying to stay hydrated, but missing a reusable bottle? Don’t worry! Visit the Valley Library or West Dining Hall to “Adopt” a sanitized reusable bottle for FREE thanks to the Fresh From the Faucet 2016-2017 Adopt-a-Bottle campaign. Fresh From the Faucet is a student-led initiative on the Oregon State University main campus that focuses on […]

Business Highlight: Tec Labs

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Ever heard of Tecnu? Maybe in the days of camping with your family, and your mom is scrubbing you down after enjoying a romp through the woods? Or in the desperate search at the drug store after getting infected with poison oak? Tec Labs is a company based in Albany, OR who pride themselves in […]

Get your water Fresh from the Faucet at our new refill stations

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Thank you Olivia Fidler and Holly Robinson for the update on our water filtration stations and Fresh from the Faucet organization. Fresh From the Faucet (FFtF) is a student-led initiative on the OSU main campus focusing on increasing the use of reusable water bottles, consumption of tap water, and decreasing the use of bottled water […]

OSU Students Provide Important Research on Stormwater Assessment

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Recently, a stormwater assessment was conducted by three OSU students, Michael Kelly, Tracie Tran, and Harrison Holzgang, along with their sponsor, David Eckert, of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The objectives of their research were to both assess the quality of OSU’s stormwater as well as its impact on Oak Creek, an EPA-classified impaired stream. To conduct […]

Beyond Earth Day Begins This Saturday, April 18th!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Get ready everyone, Beyond Earth Day is almost here! OSU has celebrated Earth Day since 1970 and we are still going strong! Starting this Saturday, April 18th, there will be ten days of fun and engaging events that involve the interconnectedness between people and the planet. From a sunset trail run to an All Species Masquerade, […]

Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Volunteer Program

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do to help? OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program brings people together to talk about what steps to take. The goals of the program are to get people talking about […]

Help Combat Climate Change as a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward!

Friday, December 12th, 2014

OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program engages the local community in climate change actions on a household level.  Program goals are: to engage the general public in a climate change conversation, to give the public tools to lower CO2 emissions on a household level, and to provide skills to live sustainably in a […]

Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 Results

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! This year, our campus […]

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