Energy and Water Use Changes with the Seasons
Summer is upon us! The wildflowers are blooming and the (native) grasses are getting taller. As seasons change so does the way we use energy and water. Even though OSU strives to become a more efficient user of energy and water we still have a large footprint overall. In the winter, OSU uses lots of […]
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 […]
Campus Energy Upgrades are Underway!
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 directs that states focus funding on energy efficiency and renewable energy. Thus, additional funding for Oregon’s State Energy Program (SEP) has increased and calls for directing funds to energy efficiency retrofits of buildings and supporting renewable energy projects. The goals of the SEP are to increase […]
Your guide to finding filtered water on campus
Campus Recycling has joined forces with the Healthy Campus Initiative and Student Dietetic Association on a tap water promotion campaign called “Fresh From the Faucet.” “Fresh from the Faucet” is a project that encourages students at Oregon State to save their money on sugary beverages and tap into their health by choosing tap water as […]
World's Greenest Building seeks OSU student ideas
Comprehensive zero-net energy green building project seeks entrepreneurial ideas for those interested in assisted/subsidized business startups in the future. Got an idea for a sustainable business? Interested in participating in a study group to monitor and publish a zero-net energy building’s performance? Interested in learning about a zero-net energy, zero-net water, zero-net waste and zero-net […]
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. […]
Jefferson Street Stormwater Project: The Process Begins
Oak Creek is OSU’s main waterway; it is the only stream, creek or river to pass through the Corvallis campus and 40% of its watershed lies on land managed by OSU. Numerous classes, undergrads, grad students and professors have used Oak Creek for research and experiential learning. It drains portions of the OSU McDonald-Dunn Research […]