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Sustainable Landscape: Lane County Home Gardening

Thursday, November 16th, 2017

Lane County homeowners can learn to save money on yard maintenance and lessen their impact on the environment through a class offered by the Oregon State University Extension Service. Sustainable Landscape training provides the public with practical information to create sustainable/green/ecological landscapes. Participants will learn to utilize landscape practices that can be applied to their […]

Oregon State University Featured in “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 375 Green Colleges: 2017 Edition”

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Oregon State University is one of the 375 most environmentally responsible colleges according to The Princeton Review. The education services company known for its test prep and tutoring services, books, and college rankings features Oregon State in the 2017 edition of its free book, The Princeton Review Guide to 375 Green Colleges. Published September 19, […]

Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

What an eventful day at the Sustainability Street Fair yesterday! Thanks to everyone who braved the stormy weather and came by our booth to learn about sustainability and try out our new bike generator!

Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

Join Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative, the Sustainability Office and others today at the Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability.  Our annual event this time takes place in the Brick Mall just north of the SEC Plaza.  Take a stroll through the Fair and celebrate sustainability with us between 12 and 4pm. Come meet your local […]

Oregon State is One of the “Coolest Schools” in the Nation

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Last week, the Sierra Club ranked Oregon State University as one of the top 20 “coolest schools” in the nation. Out of 227 schools, Oregon State is listed as 20th in the nation. The official article can be found here. This ranking is based on several factors such student sustainability outreach, department and faculty engagement […]

City of Corvallis Airport Solar Array

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The City of Corvallis invites you to attend the grand opening of a new 100 kW solar array that has been installed at the Corvallis Municipal Airport. Representatives from the City of Corvallis, Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon, as well as elected state and local leaders, will officially dedicate the new installation at […]

The Best and Worst States for Green Living

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Recent research by LEED Consulting firm, Above Green, reveals that Oregon is one of the top states for green living. The state scores exceptionally well in each category relating to energy use, waste management, green buildings, and sustainable building practices. Ranking #3 on the list, Oregon has respectfully held a great reputation for creating awareness […]

OSU Libraries Resident Scholar Lecture: Leah Aronowsky

Monday, August 7th, 2017

The OSU Libraries’ first Resident Scholar lecture for 2017-18 has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 16th at 2:00pm, to be held in the Willamette East seminar room on the 3rd floor of the Valley Library. Our speaker will be Leah Aronowsky, a doctoral candidate in the history of science at Harvard University. Her presentation is […]

Improving Clay Soil

Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

“Sand, Silt, or Clay? Texture Says a lot about Soil”, an article written by Kym Pokorny, explains the different textures of soil and how it affects your garden. Avid gardeners in the Willamette Valley know the challenge of trying to produce a thriving flower or vegetable garden in our clay soil. It’s important to know […]

Hiring: Benton County Climate Action Intern

Thursday, July 27th, 2017

Are you interested in climate change policies and sustainability? Benton County is hiring a Climate Action Intern! This is a funded, part-time internship that will begin in September and run approximately through December. There is a lot of County momentum and initiatives addressing carbon reduction, resource efficiency, and climate adaptation. They are looking for a […]

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