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EVENT: Climate Conversations

Do you remember learning about the fundamentals of climate science before coming to OSU? Unfortunately, the answer for many will be “No.” In a survey of roughly 1,500 middle and high school science teachers, only 75% said they talked about climate change in class, and the ones who did only touched on the subject for […]

So You Think You Know Climate?

Test your climate science knowledge, and maybe learn some new things along the way, with these 10 challenging climate questions. Answers will be posted on our Twitter. (No cheating!). Post your score with hashag #OSUClimateQuiz on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to win a reusable chicobag!  Which activity produces the highest amount of CO2 emissions? Driving a passenger […]

Your Energy Conservation Guide for Winter

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 […]

Toyota of Corvallis: Grand Opening September 29th, 2016

Come tour Toyota of Corvallis new LEED Platinum, Net Zero facilities at their grand opening this Thursday, September 29th. About a month ago, the OSU Sustainability Office was invited to the presentation all about the building where the architects and designers spoke. Details abut the building are in a previous blog post here. This Thursday is open […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Nick Somnitz

Here’a another edition of our Alumni Profiles Project ! Check out what our alumni have been up to since graduation and see what a difference they’ve made in solving global challenges! This profile is all about Nick Somnitz, a 2012 graduation of both Construction Engineering Management and Business & Enterpreneurship! Nick previously worked for the Sustainability Office as the Energy Project […]

Clean Power Plan Discussion April 5th!

Oregon Clean Power Plan Forum at the State Capitol, Tuesday April 5, 2016, 11am-4pm (includes travel time) Join the Oregon Power Dialogue! On Tuesday April 5th from 12:00pm to 3:00pm, students and faculty from colleges and universities around the state will convene at the Capitol for a discussion with experts on Oregon’s implementation of the […]

Sustainability Alumni Profile: Colette Conover

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 graduate, […]

Meet Our New Addition to the Sustainability Office: Margaret Strong

Who: Margaret Strong, Administrative Program Specialist, Sustainability Office, just started in July 2015. What she does here: My focus will be on the energy usage on campus. I will be working with the new advanced meters, optimizing the energy reduction opportunities that additional usage data will provide. Favorite thing about her job: The tremendous potential to reduce campus […]

Become an Energizer for Take Charge Corvallis!

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is currently looking for volunteers (called Energizers!) to help spread the word about “Take Charge Corvallis”. Take Charge Corvallis is the coalition’s local initiative to compete for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. The initiative’s goal is to get all community members in the know about how important energy saving […]