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RecycleMania results are in! The winner of the 2017 Civil War is…

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

The winner of the 2017 RecycleMania Civil War is… University of Oregon! While last year’s Civil War was close, this year UO gained a large lead early in the competition, maintaining it until the final week of the competition when OSU managed to narrow the gap. This marks the second year that UO has won […]

Join the League of Waste Watchers and become a Hero!

Monday, January 9th, 2017

Want to become a waste-fighting hero? Join the Waste Watchers club to save the world from the scourge of waste. Here’s how to start your journey: Winter Meet ‘n’ Eat Get to know them at the Meet ‘n’ Eat on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 6:00-7:00 pm in Student Experience Center 112. Nosh on pizza and meet people who […]

First Annual Green Sports Day

Friday, October 7th, 2016

Yesterday marked the first Green Sports Day, brought to you by President Obama and the Green Sports Alliance. Obama honored the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins and their win of the Stanley Cup. The Pittsburgh Penguins have been a leader within Green Sports Alliance by making their arenas more energy efficient and lowering their carbon footprint as a team. […]

Growing Gardens: Now Seeking a Youth Grow Classroom Intern

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Interested in assisting in garden lessons with kids in a classroom setting? Growing Gardens is now seeking a Youth Grow Classroom Intern for Fall, Winter, and Spring 2016/17. Learn about youth development, classroom management, and garden activities for kids while gaining experience with integrated curriculum in the garden. Growing Gardens is seeking interns to work in Portland […]

Pedal Corvallis: A Community Bike Share Program

Monday, August 1st, 2016

Pedal Corvallis is officially here! Thanks to the partnership of Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments and InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization the community bikeshare has arrived to Corvallis, OR. Zagster© is operating the share, a company who operates more than 130 programs nationwide. The community bikeshare program is targeted to aid Medicaid members for medial […]

Business Highlight: Tec Labs

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Ever heard of Tecnu? Maybe in the days of camping with your family, and your mom is scrubbing you down after enjoying a romp through the woods? Or in the desperate search at the drug store after getting infected with poison oak? Tec Labs is a company based in Albany, OR who pride themselves in […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Dustin Quandt

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Here is another edition of our Alumni Profiles Project. What has Dustin been up to since graduating? Meet Dustin Quandt, a 2011 Oregon State Alumni in Environmental Science. He was the very first student worker for the OSU Sustainability Office and worked as the Energy Audit Student worker. During his time at OSU: Dustin was an Energy […]

Meet the #BeavsRecycle team!

Thursday, June 16th, 2016

The #BeavsRecycle campaign is a movement that celebrates the high rates and long history of recycling at OSU. The campaign kicked off this last year on America Recycles Day, November 15, and was headed by the coordinators of the Waste Watchers, as well as two Waste Watcher volunteers. We spoke with the volunteers to see […]

The 2016 Move-out Donation Drive has begun, and you can help!

Thursday, May 26th, 2016

Did you know that last year 34,000 pounds of material was diverted from the landfill and given to non-profits during move-out? Our goal this year is 28,000 pounds and you can help! How Can I Help? Live in a Res. Hall? Donate your items! It took your 30 weeks to move into your room; now […]

Update from the Inside by Micco Emeson

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Micco Emeson is the SSI Landscape Coordinator and part of the Growing Food Security initiative team. Here is a little peek at what’s been happening: It’s Spring, and lots of stuff is happening in the realm of sustainability. Some highlights from the sustainable landscaping side of things at the Student Sustainability Initiative include: Establishing a pollinator […]

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