CHHS Horticulture Program hosts fourth annual Plant Sale and Garden Tour Fundraiser

The College Hill High School Horticulture Program invites the local community to attend their fourth annual Plant Sale and Garden Tour Fundraiser.  The fundraiser will take place at the Harding Center, 510 NW 31st, on Wednesday May 9th, 9am -2pm, and Saturday May 12th, 8am-noon. “Our horticulture program offers our students hands on experience in […]

Annual Earth Week celebration starts Saturday!

The long-standing Earth Week celebration at OSU is a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and engagement, taking place April 21-28 this year. Whether you are interested in bringing out your wild side at Earth Ball 2012, getting your hands into the dirt at the annual Hoo Haa at the […]

Campuses Take Charge Begins!

The two-month-long energy conservation effort Campuses take Charge has officially kicked off at OSU as of April 2nd. The campaign encourages students to try new energy-saving actions for a month, and to log their conservation data after they are finished. The campaign is sponsored by Energize Corvallis, the OSU Sustainability Office, and the Student Sustainability Initiative. To join, […]

Video Contest: "What Makes Your Campus Green?"

Herman Miller Education has announced a new video contest for students from campuses nationwide. Show how your campus is green in fun and creative ways and you could win up to $2500!   Here are the guidelines: All video entries must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time, on April 6th, 2012. The video must be […]

OSU Supports Work-Life Balance of Campus Community

Oregon State University is committed to holistically supporting and sustaining the success of all members of our campus community. Most of us agree that success is not measured by singular factors such as grades or publications, but rather by the sum of one’s life experiences – we all aspire to lead to happy, balanced, and […]

Oregon Leadership in Sustainability Program Accepting Applications for 2012-13

Are you interested in a career in sustainability?  Do you love cities?  Are you looking for an education that will train you to lead cities into a greener future? If your answer is “YES!!” then you should check out the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) Graduate Certificate Program.  The OLIS program is an rigorous immersion […]

Sustainable Jobs Coming to the Area

In January, EnerG2 will open a new manufacturing plant in Albany, OR. EnerG2 received $21 million in stimulus funding last year as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s support of the electric vehicle industry and raised $14.5 million in venture capital investments. The Seattle based company will manufacture synthetic high-performance carbon electrode material, which […]

OSU diverts 87% of da Vinci Days waste from landfill

The results are in for this year’s da Vinci Days festival waste reduction initiative, and they are astonishing. A few highlights (click to view larger): View the slideshow for full results, photos, methods, and ideas for next year – visit (or click the image below). “The primary factor that has allowed us to set […]

Earth Week Continues through Saturday

Earth Week is halfway done but 14 events still remain, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn about sustainability at OSU and get involved! On Saturday, Campus Recycling had the opportunity to interact with the off campus community at the annual EarthFaire, organized by the Corvallis Environmental Center, distributing Earth Week info and inviting citizens […]

OSU engineering students partner with City of Corvallis

I’m always looking for cool examples of how OSU interacts with and supports the Corvallis community on sustainability issues.  One such story, recently detailed in the City of Corvallis newsletter, is a partnership between the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and the City to sponsor senior projects at the Corvallis Wastewater Reclamation Plant. […]