Sustainable Student Spotlight: AASHE Conference Experience
A couple weeks ago, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) had their annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland. Oregon State had a few representatives from the Student Sustainability Initiative (Jen Christion-Meyers), and the Center for Civic Engagement (Jeremy Chu). Jeremy Chu, the Internal Coordinator for CCE, and a current Oregon State Student […]
Get your Fix at the 2016 Fall Repair Fair!
Do you have a torn shirt, broken bike, or otherwise damaged items? Bring them to the Fall Repair Fair on Wednesday, November 2 from 5:30 – 7:30 PM in the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street). Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend demos to learn more skills! See the list below for this month’s skills […]
Coffee and Chocolate in the Quad
Have you heard about fair trade? Come get free coffee and learn! Join us next Wednesday, October 26, for free coffee and information about Fair Trade! We will be in the SEC Plaza from 12:00pm-3:00pm handing out coffee that was ethically purchased to support Fair Trade, a program working to pay farmers the wages they […]
SSI Adopt-a-Bottle Campaign
Trying to stay hydrated, but missing a reusable bottle? Don’t worry! Visit the Valley Library or West Dining Hall to “Adopt” a sanitized reusable bottle for FREE thanks to the Fresh From the Faucet 2016-2017 Adopt-a-Bottle campaign. Fresh From the Faucet is a student-led initiative on the Oregon State University main campus that focuses on […]
Join the Waste Watchers, become a Hero!
Want to become a waste-fighting hero? Help fight the scourge of waste by volunteering with the Waste Watchers. Here are some ways to get involved: Waste Watchers Weekly Meetings Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 PM 112 SEC At the weekly meetings, the team plans events and marketing at their weekly meetings. Attendance is not required every […]
Festival in the Quad: Celebrating Sustainability
Ready to kick off the school year 2016-17? Join the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, and the Student Sustainability Initiative for The Festival in the Quad along with 16 other Oregon State University groups that cover the pillars of Sustainability: Environmental, Economic, and Social. Meet University groups, roll in Matrix Balls, eat delicious local food and more! Who: […]
2016-2017 Sustainability Fellowships **Deadline Extended to Oct 14th
Need internship credit, a job, or something to fill up your time? The deadline is approaching for the 2016-17 Sustainability Fellowships starting this Fall! Read about the options below and apply now. There are five sustainability fellowships available through the Student Sustainability Initiative. The students will be hired as employees through SSI, but will work […]
Student Sustainability Initiative Project Grant: SEC Permaculture Garden by Kyler Jacobo
Come learn about the SEC Permaculture garden created by and for students! Have you walked by the Southeastern corner of the Student Experience Center (SEC) lately? This year, students Kyler Jacobo, and Allen Dysart have been working through the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) Project Grant Program to establish an accessible, perennial food forest in the […]
Meet the #BeavsRecycle team!
The #BeavsRecycle campaign is a movement that celebrates the high rates and long history of recycling at OSU. The campaign kicked off this last year on America Recycles Day, November 15, and was headed by the coordinators of the Waste Watchers, as well as two Waste Watcher volunteers. We spoke with the volunteers to see […]
The 2016 Move-out Donation Drive has begun, and you can help!
Did you know that last year 34,000 pounds of material was diverted from the landfill and given to non-profits during move-out? Our goal this year is 28,000 pounds and you can help! How Can I Help? Live in a Res. Hall? Donate your items! It took your 30 weeks to move into your room; now […]