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Oregon State is One of the “Coolest Schools” in the Nation

Friday, August 25th, 2017

Last week, the Sierra Club ranked Oregon State University as one of the top 20 “coolest schools” in the nation. Out of 227 schools, Oregon State is listed as 20th in the nation. The official article can be found here. This ranking is based on several factors such student sustainability outreach, department and faculty engagement […]

City of Corvallis Airport Solar Array

Thursday, August 24th, 2017

The City of Corvallis invites you to attend the grand opening of a new 100 kW solar array that has been installed at the Corvallis Municipal Airport. Representatives from the City of Corvallis, Pacific Power and Energy Trust of Oregon, as well as elected state and local leaders, will officially dedicate the new installation at […]

The Best and Worst States for Green Living

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Recent research by LEED Consulting firm, Above Green, reveals that Oregon is one of the top states for green living. The state scores exceptionally well in each category relating to energy use, waste management, green buildings, and sustainable building practices. Ranking #3 on the list, Oregon has respectfully held a great reputation for creating awareness […]

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 […]

Electric vehicles and the Duck Curve

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

We love it when three of our favorite things come together: solar power, electric vehicles and flattening ducks! Greentech Media recently posted an article on the timing of electric vehicle charging and how it can compliment additional power sent to the electric grid from solar resources.  The basic principle is that as the sun shines […]

Third Climate Change Conversation to be Hosted Tomorrow

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Content adapted from Debra Whigbes Seven Steps toward a More Sustainable Household Date and Time: Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00 PM Place: Corvallis-Benton County Library (645 NW Monroe) Feeling helpless about climate change and don’t know what to do?  Consider this. Seven experts will talk about how good it can be on the path toward […]

Campus Conservation Nationals 2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Campus Conservation Nationals is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! There are high hopes for […]

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 […]

Energize Corvallis introduces Going Ductless! Campaign

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Energize Corvallis recently launched a new initiative to increase local energy savings. Going Ductless! brings community members together to learn about the comfort and energy savings of ductless heating and cooling technology,  buy ductless heating and cooling systems, and enjoy the savings from their bulk purchasing power. In tandem with this outreach campaign, The Heat […]

Campuses Take Charge Begins!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

This February, take charge of your energy use by joining Campuses Take Charge—you could win great prizes and help OSU become one of the most energy efficient campuses in the nation! Go online and choose three energy-saving actions to try for one month. At the end of the month, tell us how it went by […]

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