New Bottled Water Video
For those familiar with The Story of Stuff, March 22 marked the release of a similar video about the global impacts of bottled water. In her remarkably concise and fun format, Annie Leonard packs an amazing amount of information into just a few minutes in The Story of Bottled Water. Annie was gracious enough to […]
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Question 1:
Community Action – What sustainability activities are you excited about in Corvallis and Benton County? Please comment on March 11.
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Question 2:
Individual Action – What is your top personal priority this year, related to sustainability? Please comment on March 11.
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Question 3:
Topic Area Action – What would you like to do this year to help our community become more sustainable in this topic area? Please comment on March 11.
January 2010 Sustainability Update
For your reading pleasure, I’m posting contents from the the January 2010 edition of the Sustainability at OSU Update. For more information about the update, and to subscribe, please visit this Ecologue post. From our friends at Campus Recycling Recyclemania has Begun – Pitch In to Win! Recyclemania is a 10-week, nationwide recycling competition between […]
Car sharing coming to OSU
After a fair amount of fine tuning, I’m pleased to report that we’ve worked out an arrangement with Enterprise’s WeCar division that will bring car sharing to OSU. What is “car sharing” you may ask? It’s similar to an hourly rental. Members can make a reservation online, walk up to the car with a member […]
Sustainability Office Offers New On-Campus Resources
In an effort to expand the sustainability conversation to a wider and more diverse audience, the Sustainability Office has started two related programs targeted specifically at OSU faculty and staff. First, in an effort to support wider awareness of campus resources, a newly-created listserv will distribute information that highlights sustainability activities at OSU. While similar […]
Sustainability Office Partners with Academic Units
Our students are OSU’s greatest resource. Not only because they are the future, but also because they are intensely interested in how the campus is operated. Due to this ever-increasing interest, the Sustainability Office has begun a series of pilot partnerships with various academic units. In these partnerships, we offer students an opportunity for service, […]
The Four Day Work-week
I’ve been asked a few times by administrators to investigate what energy savings OSU might see if we shifted to a 4 day workweek (each day 10 hours). I don’t plan on posting my rather lengthy response here unless someone requests it. But the short answer is, there is indeed some net energy savings potential […]
New Website Launched!
The new OSU Sustainability website went live moments ago, and we’re still working through some issues and have some minor cleanup/fixing to do over the next few days, so please bear with us! Along with much of OSU, we made the switch to using Drupal to maintain and expand our website. Honestly, I was reluctant […]