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SUMMER SUMMIT: Food, Energy and Water Challenges

Friday, June 9th, 2017

  This August natural researches from Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho will gather to address food, energy and water challenges that our region faces. Each university will be represented by members with their own expertise to address the way these issues effect not only environmental health but also economic […]

Five Four One: Organic, Local and Delicious

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Located in the McNary Dining Center, the micro restaurant Five Four One started in Fall 2015 and was recently featured on the Food Management blog with the plant-based grain bowl highlighted. The Food Management post recognizes college campuses around the country who are changing the college food menus for the better towards more nutritious and sustainable options. […]

Business Highlight: Burgerville

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

Have you seen the new restaurant in town? 70-75% of the ingredients are locally sourced. Their vegetable oil is recycled into bio-diesel. They provide affordable health care to employees.  Right off 9th Street, Burgerville has joined Corvallis! With a tag line, “Fresh. Local. Sustainable.” it only felt right to do some research and highlight sustainable efforts Burgerville have put […]

Get to know the OSU Waste Watchers at the Meet ‘n’ Eat!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

Interested in volunteering to encourage other students to reduce waste and recycle? The student club the Waste Watchers might be the right fit for you. Get to know them at the Meet ‘n’ Eat on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 5:30-6:30 pm in Student Experience Center 112. Nosh on pizza and meet people who share your interests in sustainability, […]

Free sessions with New York Times best-selling author Leanne Brown!

Monday, February 1st, 2016

  Do you want to learn to eat healthy on a budget AND meet a New York Times Bestselling Author? Well, look no further! On Friday, February 26th, Leanne Brown, author of “Good and Cheap: Eat well on $4/Day” will be visiting to talk about her book and give cooking demonstrations (which include free samples of […]

Are you ready to move out? Help OSU donate 24,000 lbs during the 2015 Donation Drive

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Did you know that last year over 22,000 lbs of material was diverted from the landfill and given to local non-profits? This year the goal is to reach 24,000 lbs, and you can help! How You Can Help Live in a Residence Hall? You can prepare for Move-Out by lightening your load now! Bring home […]

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 […]

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 […]

Students donate 13 tons to nonprofits during campus move-out

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Volunteers stood around a large table, sorting through the items left to charity by the students on campus. More donations rolled forward in orange carts, slightly damp from the heavy rain outside. Filling the carts to the brim, the donations came in many different states: from fresh unopened food, to well-worn shoes and dusty rugs. […]

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