Starker Lecture Series: Indigenous Foresty
The annual Starker Lecture Series at Oregon State University will this year focus on tribal forestry with a film, three lectures and a capstone field trip. Topics include indigenous forest and subsistence practices, the history and future of tribal forestry in Oregon, and how “first foods” such as fish, berries and big game drive forest […]
Angélique Kidjo: Singer, Philanthropist and Human Rights Activist
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer, philanthropist and human rights activist Angélique Kidjo will speak and perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the LaSells Stewart Center on the Oregon State University campus in Corvallis. In her presentation, “Artist As Activist: A Passion for Freedom and Social Justice,” Kidjo will discuss the responsibility of artists to use […]
Tips for a Green Holiday Season
With increased travel, consumption, and waste, the holiday season has a substantial impact on the environment. Consider these statistics from the CDC: Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football […]
Dunawi Creek Restoration: Volunteers Needed!
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real contribution to climate change mitigation and wildlife habitat restoration in our community? The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is hosting its third annual planting of native shrubs and grasses at the Dunawi Creek Regeneration Project site in the Bald Hill Natural Area! The goal of this project […]
Algae From Japanese Tsunami on Oregon Coast
Researchers from the United States and Japan have identified 84 species of marine algae and cyanobacteria that arrived on the Pacific Northwest coast via debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and, to date, none have gained a foothold in U.S. coastal waters. Since more than a dozen of the algal species are on […]
Ecologist Bill Ripple to Speak at Corvallis Science Pub
William Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University who has drawn worldwide attention for his research on wolves and other predators, and for publishing a scientists’ warning to humanity, will speak at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Nov. 12. Ripple’s presentation, “From wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing […]
State of the Coast Conference
Registration has opened for Oregon Sea Grant’s annual State of the Coast conference, which will be held Oct. 27 in Coos Bay. Billed as Oregon’s coastal conference for everyone, the event aims to bring together the public, scientists, fishermen, resource managers, artists, teachers, students and conservationists. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network and talk […]
Waste Audit is a Success!
On October 12th, Friday of last week, about two dozen students spent three hours sorting through campus waste in the Student Experience Center Plaza. They were students from Professor Ann Scheerer’s SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment class, sorting campus waste as one component of a class project. The goal of the waste audit was to see how […]
Lecture on Youth Suing the US Government over Climate Change
The case In 2015, 21 young people filed a constitutional climate lawsuit against the US government in the US District Court for the District of Oregon. Named after one of the young ladies involved, the case is called Juliana v. US; it argues that the government has violated the constitutional rights of young Americans to life, […]
Pedal Corvallis Expansion!
What is Pedal Corvallis? Pedal Corvallis is a city-wide bikeshare system with stations on campus and throughout Corvallis. With an easy-to-use app, you can check out and return a bike at any station in the system. Purchase a monthly or annual pass, or pay as you go! Pass Prices: One Year: $25 (unlimited 2 hr […]