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2040 Thriving Communities: REPORT OUT

Monday, May 15th, 2017

Some Oregon State groups participated in listening sessions regarding Benton County 2040, and now it is time to share from results from those responses. The Benton County 2040 Thriving Communities Council is hosting five events in May to share nearly 9,000 responses from more than 3,400 people over the past few months. The 2040 Council’s […]

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 […]

Annual RecycleMania Competition 2017: UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

RecycleMania is an annual 8-week recycling competition between universities, which runs February 5 – April 1 this year. Join thousands of college students across the nation  competing for the national recycling title, and help OSU beat UO! You can make it happen by recycling, composting and reducing your trash. 2017 Calendar Res. Hall Recycling Challenge: […]

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 […]

Bioneers Conference 2016 Reflection

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

The Bioneers Conference is an annual gathering of social and environmental activists from all over the world which provides many kinds of opportunities for its participants to engage in the idea of sustainability, and what it means to create a “sustainable” world.  The conference achieves this by offering many types of lectures and activities, including […]

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