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Video tells story of recycling at OSU football games

The last home football game of the year was this past weekend, ending with a bang at the 114th annual Civil War game. What many attending the games may not know about is the team of volunteers who come together every game, helping OSU with its recycling initiative. OSU Campus Recycling collects about 3,000 lbs […]

Head to Dixon before 11PM to help OSU win the Energy Civil War!

If you’ve not been there yet, or even if you have, head over to Dixon Recreation Center to contribute your “power” to the 2010 Energy Civil War.   There are prizes, including gift certificates to the Beanery and Bike ‘n’ Hike. Sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative and OSU Recreational Sports, the Energy Civil War is […]

Tap Water…good for your personal health and the health of the environment

This is the message that a group of student leaders, graduate students and professional faculty members interested in environmental sustainability and health promotion efforts want to send to the OSU community. Recent funding from Pacific Source’s Healthy Life Challenge has been a catalyst for education/health promotion efforts and program incentives with the aim of increasing […]

People's Park Progress

Last week saw great progress at the People’s Park construction site!  The traditional paving is done and the masons began their work on the brick seatwall and plaza, which look great.  Check out the photos below. One cool bonus feature is the “echo chamber” effect the curved seatwall has when you stand in the very […]

Sustainable Cooking Featured at College of Health & Human Sciences

Check out the great post on SYNERGIES, the blog of the College of Health and Human Sciences at OSU, talking about the cooking classes offered by HHS student Iris Briand.  The classes are sponsored by the Student Sustainability Initiative and the OSU Food Group and have been well attended. Iris explains My objectives  are to […]

Sustainaball Tonight!

Don’t forget to join us at the Sustainaball tonight in the MU Ballroom.  This event, recently covered below, brings artists together around sustainability issues and includes an involvement fair featuring many student and community groups. A great article appears in the Barometer today.  Nice work Bo, Andrea and Evan who are quoted.  And thanks to […]

2nd Building Energy Challenge Ramps Up

Building on the success of the 1st OSU Building Energy Challenge (BEC), which took place in February 2010, the Sustainability Office is actively planning and promoting the 2nd iteration of the event.  The premise of the BEC is to encourage occupants of participating buildings to show measurable energy savings through the cumulative effect of individual’s […]

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 […]

Sustainaball Concert coming soon!

On November 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the MU Ballroom the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative and ASOSU are hosting a FREE concert intended to spread awareness about sustainability issues through the local arts, and through an involvement fair composed of various student and community groups. Many of the environmental and social […]

EPA recycling challenge fundraises for local food share

As mentioned previously on this blog, OSU is competing for the first time in the EPA Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition between universities to reduce waste at football games. Campus Recycling, OSU Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Linn Benton Food Share, and a group of dedicated volunteers came together at the October 30th OSU […]