SSI Travel Grantee: Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey
Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, a graduate student in the Masters of Public Policy program at OSU, received a graduate travel award of $500 to travel to and participate in the 2014 meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (WDAFS) held April 6-11 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. I have been fortunate to present at dozens […]
SSI Travel Grantee: Tyler McFadden
Tyler McFadden received a $500 SSI travel grant to attend the International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat in Mazatlan, Mexico. Tyler wrote an Ecologue post about his experience and what he learned from it. __________________________________ Mangroves are coastal forested wetlands that occur in throughout the tropical intertidal zone. Renowned for their ecosystem services, mangroves […]
Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 Results
Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! This year, our campus […]
Campus Conservation Nationals Water Reads
Howdy All! Today is the final day of water meter reads for this years conservation competition and what a beautiful day to end such an important and uplifting event. Y’all did a great job this year keep up the good work and enjoy the sunshine!
SSI Travel Grantee: Allison Marshall
Allison Marshall is an SSI Travel Grantee from November 2013. This is her blog post about her travel to the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.
Campus Conservation Nationals 2014
Campus Conservation Nationals is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! There are high hopes for […]
Take Charge of your Carbon Emissions This Fall
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 […]
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Three Waters Project
Have you visited the First Alternative Natural Food Co-op South Store lately? If you have, you might have noticed bright mango colored containers surrounding the building. These containers are a part of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Three Waters Project which will soon be launched into the Corvallis community! The Three Waters Project encourages more efficient […]
Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group starts April 2
Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses are a popular way to engage in locally-relevant conversations about the topics of our time. More than 130,000 people worldwide have participated in their discussion courses! Beginning April 2, a Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group is starting in Corvallis at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, NW Circle and 29t St. […]
Now Hiring resident hall Eco-Reps!
Campus Recycling, the OSU Sustainability Office, University Housing and Dining Services and the Student Sustainability Initiative are recruiting resident students to serve as paid Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) in three residence halls this academic year (applicants from all halls are welcome). Eco-reps will work to educate their peers about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and […]