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Your Energy Conservation Guide for Winter

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

Keep your energy bill – and your emissions – low this winter with these energy saving tips! Heating bill through the roof? Try this instead! Open your curtains during the day to let in natural heat from the sun, then close them at night to keep heat locked in. Try bundling up in a cozy […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Colette Conover

Friday, February 12th, 2016

This quarter, the Sustainability Office introduces a new series on the Ecologue, highlighting alumni who were involved with sustainability efforts during their time as students. Through our Alumni Profiles Project, you’ll see what a difference our incredible alumni make in solving global challenges!   Our first profile is Colette Conover, a 2014 Environmental Science and Leadership […]

OSU Joins DOE’s EV Workplace Charging Challenge

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Oregon State University is proud to demonstrate its leadership in workplace sustainability by supporting the development of the national plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) charging infrastructure. OSU is pursuing this goal as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge – a national partnership that aims to increase the number of employers offering workplace […]

Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center links research, education and outreach

Friday, May 1st, 2015

As part of our annual sustainability report building for FY14, we learned about a fun connection between research, education and outreach.  The Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center (NNMREC) was established at OSU in 2008 and is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy to facilitate the development of marine renewable energy technologies via research, […]

OSU Sustainability Office Now Hiring!

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The OSU Sustainability Office seeks outgoing and enthusiastic students to fill two different paid positions beginning in May 2015 and running through at least the end of the 2016 school year. Positions are available to both work-study and non-work-study students. Applications are due by 5PM, Thursday, April 30. Energy Project Student Technical Assistant $11.00/hr | 10-20 hrs/wk […]

Georgetown University Prize: Community Meeting

Monday, February 16th, 2015

This Wednesday, February 18th, will be the first community meeting to discuss Corvallis’ entry in the Georgetown University Energy Prize. The meeting will be at 7pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library (645 NW Monroe Ave). The city of Corvallis is currently a quarterfinalist for the Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. But now that […]

The Trade Off Conjecture

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Over the last several decades the sustainability movement has gained great momentum. Legislation has slowly started to work in favor of sustainability, recycling programs have been enacted in various organizations and sustainability has become an integrated area of study across the globe. Unfortunately, there is still one aspect of the sustainable movement that is incomplete, […]

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 […]

Reedcycler's Believe it or Not: Light Topics

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Solid waste is only one part of the equation, and it is important to keep yourself aware of the whole problem. That’s why this week, we’ll be delving into stories that relate to both waste and energy. Man secedes from United States to build wind turbine What lengths would you go to be sustainable? For […]

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