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Last Chance: 2017 Bicycle Parking Survey Volunteers Needed!

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

University Land Use Planning seeks volunteers to help conduct the 2017 Bike Parking Utilization Survey this fall. The survey is used internally to monitor and guide the management and development of new bike parking infrastructure. The results of the surveys are also reported publicly to the City of Corvallis, as OSU is required to demonstrate […]

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 […]

Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]

Carpool Pizza Party

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Do you commute to the Corvallis campus of Oregon State University (OSU) from Albany, Lebanon, Sweet Home, or surrounding areas? You are invited to a free pizza party, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 1 in the Asian Pacific American Room at the OSU Memorial Union. Come meet other commuters and form carpools. Those who […]

Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge

Thursday, November 17th, 2016

The Oregon Drive Less Connect Challenge ran from Oct 1-Oct 15 and the results are in! In just 15 days, thousands of Oregonians succeeded in finding alternative transportation to work, school errands and more. Here is our collective impact: TOTAL PARTICIPANTS: 4,797 Oregonians. TRIPS LOGGED: 91,628 trips. NON-DRIVE ALONE MILES*: 819,525 miles!! POUNDS OF CO2 REDUCED: 530,436 […]

Salem to Corvallis Valley Vanpool

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Need a great new option for vanpooling between Salem and Corvallis? There are now AM pick-up and PM drop-off locations in Salem, Monmouth and Corvallis. Use the Valley Van Pool as an alternative to driving an individual vehicle when commuting! It is only $120/month for full time riders, and $135/month for part-time riders.   The […]

Sustainable Student Spotlight: Rikki Gibson

Monday, June 13th, 2016

Public transit is an easy way to reduce total emissions by reducing the amount of cars on the road. Corvallis offers free bus transit, and Oregon State Computer Science major, Rikki Gibson made an app that makes it even easier to skip the car, and ride the bus. Starting the summer of 2014, Rikki Gibson […]

OSU Named a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University

Friday, November 6th, 2015

The League of American Bicyclists has just recently recognized Oregon State University as a Gold-level Bicycle Friendly University. OSU is one of only 12 institutions that have achieved this high level of honor. According to league standards, gold-level indicates that OSU has implemented bike projects, policies, and programs to connect transportation and recreation throughout the community and that […]

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 […]

APRIL. 23RD : MARION AND POLK COUNTIES CARPOOL/VANPOOL INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Do you commute from the Marion or Polk County areas to Corvallis? You’re invited to a carpool/vanpool informational meeting Thursday, April 23rd from 12-1 p.m. in the Memorial Union Council Room 222 (2501 SW Jefferson Way). Free lunch will be provided!   This meeting is targeted to OSU students, staff, and faculty who live in […]

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