Tips for a Green Holiday Season
With increased travel, consumption, and waste, the holiday season has a substantial impact on the environment. Consider these statistics from the CDC: Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football […]
More than 30,000 students participate in inaugural year of statewide Outdoor School
Three-quarters of Oregon’s eligible fifth- and sixth-grade students participated in the inaugural year of the statewide Outdoor School program, according to a new Oregon State University Extension Service report. In the 2017-18 school year Oregon’s 30,739 participating Outdoor School students spent a total of 115,131 days outside, according to the report. Kristopher Elliott, an Oregon State University Extension […]
Dunawi Creek Restoration: Volunteers Needed!
Are you looking for an opportunity to make a real contribution to climate change mitigation and wildlife habitat restoration in our community? The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is hosting its third annual planting of native shrubs and grasses at the Dunawi Creek Regeneration Project site in the Bald Hill Natural Area! The goal of this project […]
CEOAS/Environmental Sciences Club Green Office Certified!
Congratulations to the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences on earning the bronze-level Green Office Certification! The Oregon State Environmental Sciences Club tackled the Green Office Certification survey as a club project, on behalf of CEOAS. Thank you to the many members of the Environmental Sciences Club that contributed to gathering and inputting data […]
Algae From Japanese Tsunami on Oregon Coast
Researchers from the United States and Japan have identified 84 species of marine algae and cyanobacteria that arrived on the Pacific Northwest coast via debris from the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami and, to date, none have gained a foothold in U.S. coastal waters. Since more than a dozen of the algal species are on […]
Ecologist Bill Ripple to Speak at Corvallis Science Pub
William Ripple, a distinguished professor in the College of Forestry at Oregon State University who has drawn worldwide attention for his research on wolves and other predators, and for publishing a scientists’ warning to humanity, will speak at the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Nov. 12. Ripple’s presentation, “From wolves to the Warning to Humanity: Facing […]
Spooktacular Halloween Sale at the OSUsed Store Oct. 30
We’re celebrating Halloween at the OSUsed Store’s public sale on Tuesday, October 30th, 5:30-7:30 pm! Reach into the “cauldron” and pick an eyeball – you just may be lucky enough to draw one good for 25, 50 or 75% off one item! (Terms: Each customer may draw once. Each coupon is good on one item […]
State of the Coast Conference
Registration has opened for Oregon Sea Grant’s annual State of the Coast conference, which will be held Oct. 27 in Coos Bay. Billed as Oregon’s coastal conference for everyone, the event aims to bring together the public, scientists, fishermen, resource managers, artists, teachers, students and conservationists. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn, network and talk […]
Waste Audit is a Success!
On October 12th, Friday of last week, about two dozen students spent three hours sorting through campus waste in the Student Experience Center Plaza. They were students from Professor Ann Scheerer’s SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment class, sorting campus waste as one component of a class project. The goal of the waste audit was to see how […]
Second Annual OSU Waste Audit!
Students sift through waste to aid recycling Source: John Deuel, 541-737-2856; firstname.lastname@example.org By: Amie Hookland, 541-737-5398; email@example.com Two dozen students from an Oregon State University sustainability assessment class (SUS 304) will sort through garbage from across campus on Oct. 12 as part of the second annual waste audit. Hosted by Campus Recycling and the sustainability […]