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Rethinking our Wardrobe: Saving the World and our Wallets

Monday, January 19th, 2015

We all need clothes. Frequently, we find ourselves buying more clothes. We add to our closets when our old clothes don’t fit us anymore or are completely falling apart. We update our wardrobe for the new school year, to keep up with new fashion trends or when we get a new job. When we buy […]

Question of the Week: Holiday Values

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week! The first person to provide a correct answer will get to choose one of the following prizes depending on what they need most: a reusable utensil kit, water bottle or ChicoBag (like those pictured here). Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. […]

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 […]

Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group starts April 2

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses are a popular way to engage in locally-relevant conversations about the topics of our time.  More than 130,000 people worldwide have participated in their discussion courses! Beginning April 2, a Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group is starting in Corvallis at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, NW Circle and 29t St.  […]

Are you good at fixing things? Repair skills needed!

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Citizens of Corvallis and members of the OSU community: Are you good at fixing things? Campus Recycling‘s volunteer team, the Waste Watchers are looking to start a repair workshop where people can bring in common items and get help repairing them rather than buying new. Do you or someone you know have skills fixing things […]

Discovering Sense of Place

Monday, June 4th, 2012

To geographers, “sense of place” refers to shared perceptions among a group of people used to describe unique characteristics of a specific area or region. Experiencing a sense of place involves personal attachment to a community and/or bioregion. For example, I live in Corvallis and have an attachment to university here, to the people here, […]

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