The Chrysalis Symposium: Courageous Transformation for the Climate Crisis
Scientists have given us an urgent timeline. We have about a decade to cut greenhouse gases in half to avoid catastrophic climate change. How do we, each of us, need to transform to answer this once-in-a-lifetime call and rise to the challenge of the years ahead? How can we change the narratives in our minds […]
Join the Waste Watchers Club at their Winter term weekly meetings!
Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! Winter term meetings begin tonight! Starting at 5:00 PM and going until 6:30 PM in Student Experience Center Room 206 (aka the Center for Civic Engagement office), our weekly meetings will happen each Thursday of the term until March 14th. Join the club to meet […]
Winter Clearances January 8th and 11th at the OSUsed Store
The OSUsed Store will be offering 50% off prices storewide at their Winter Clearances on Tuesday, January 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm and Friday, January 11th, 12:00-3:00 pm. Everything on the sales floor will be 50% off except for computers, items on spot bid and vehicles (items for sale online are also excluded). Join the events on […]
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 […]
Spooktacular Halloween Sale at the OSUsed Store Oct. 30
We’re celebrating Halloween at the OSUsed Store’s public sale on Tuesday, October 30th, 5:30-7:30 pm! Reach into the “cauldron” and pick an eyeball – you just may be lucky enough to draw one good for 25, 50 or 75% off one item! (Terms: Each customer may draw once. Each coupon is good on one item […]
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 […]
Second Annual OSU Waste Audit!
Students sift through waste to aid recycling Source: John Deuel, 541-737-2856; email@example.com By: Amie Hookland, 541-737-5398; firstname.lastname@example.org Two dozen students from an Oregon State University sustainability assessment class (SUS 304) will sort through garbage from across campus on Oct. 12 as part of the second annual waste audit. Hosted by Campus Recycling and the sustainability […]
Calling all OSU departments: free office supplies!
If you belong to a department on campus, a government agency, or a nonprofit that needs extra supplies for your offices, visit the Surplus warehouse (a.k.a. the OSUsed Store) between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Mondays through Thursdays. The store carries computers and computer accessories, furniture (chairs, desks, file cabinets, tables, bookcases, etc.), office supplies, […]
Environment Oregon: Prevent Plastic Pollution
Plastic Pollution Plastic pollution is one of the greatest anthropogenic threats to wildlife; this is because plastic takes far longer to decompose than other materials like aluminum or paper. Most plastics take about 450 years to decompose, while polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) never fully decomposes! Thus, these plastics remain in the ecosystem, where wildlife […]
OSU Faculty Members are Lead Authors of new IPCC (Climate Change) Report
What is the IPCC? The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), created by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) in 1988, is the “international body for assessing the science related to climate change.” Its purpose is to provide policymakers with assessments of the scientific literature on climate change, the impacts […]