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2017 Master Recycler Class reg. open

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

Now’s the time to sign-up for the 2017 Linn and Benton Master Recycler class offered by Republic Services and OSU Campus Recycling – act soon to secure your spot! WHEN: 8 required classes on Tuesday nights, January 10th through February 28th at 6:15-9:00 pm plus 2 required Saturday field trips (January 21st and February 11th) […]

Trash Talk: Why aren’t there more compost bins on campus?

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

Some cups served on campus are compostable, so why aren’t there more compost bins? Kyle explains in this week’s Trash Talk video. This post is part of OSU Campus Recycling‘s Trash Talk series – where we answer your waste wonderings. More videos are available here on the Ecologue and on YouTube.

Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Colton Gruber

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Time for another Staff Spotlight! Who: Colton Gruber, a Student Worker for Surplus for the last 4 months. What he does here: I help manage eBay and the lost and found, price items for the OSUsed Store, and cashier on sale days. One fave thing about his job: I get to listen to music or […]

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 […]

Eco-Representatives at Oregon State

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The close of the 2013-2014 school year marks the end of the second Eco-Representative pilot program here at Oregon State. Eco-Representatives are a new trend popping up in colleges and universities all over the country to promote sustainable behaviors within residence halls. Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for advancing and institutionalizing a culture of sustainability in […]

Statewide recycling conference to be held at OSU June 19-21

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Join recycling professionals at Sustainable Oregon, the 36th annual Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference & Trade Show Thursday-Saturday, June 19-21, held on the OSU campus for the first time this year! This three-day, interactive learning experience features leading-edge educational sessions, workshops, local and national experts and speakers, facility tours, valuable networking opportunities, and an awards […]

Take Charge of your Carbon Emissions This Fall

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The OSU Sustainability Office and Energize Corvallis have teamed up to help answer some burning questions. Did you know that by placing a 6-inch pan on an 8-inch burner you are wasting about 40% of the heating energy being used to prepare food?  …or that properly inflated tires save about 3% of your fuel use, the […]

The Composting Song, by Kevin Ahern

Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Ever wanted to hear and/or sing along to a song about compost? If so, Kevin Ahern (Director of Undergraduate Research and Senior Instructor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at OSU) has a surprise for you! Check out a song he wrote about compost, written by Ahern and recorded by David Simmons. Composting Song – Kevin Ahern […]

Start Composting in Your Department!

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Did you know that Campus Recycling offers composting in departments and buildings on campus? Throughout the term, we’ll be outreaching to students, staff, and faculty to expand this program. Here’s what you can do, as staff/faculty or a student: Staff & Faculty 1. Sign-up for composting in your building There are two main options for […]

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