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Energy Civil War

Oregon State vs. Oregon in a ReRev challenge.

OSU and Oregon combine to generate 38,500 watt-hours!

November 22nd, 2012

Congrats to the University of Oregon for winning the 2012 Energy Civil War!

The Ducks won by a final score of 24,100 to 15,400 watt-hours.

Although the Energy Civil War has ended, please still considering using the ReRev cardio machines at both campus recreation centers all year long! And be sure to root on the Beavers this weekend in the Civil War at Reser Stadium!

Go Beavs!

Oregon State trails heading into the final day

November 21st, 2012

Oregon won Tuesday by a score of 4,100 to 3,000.

That leaves Oregon State one last chance to beat Oregon, with the final day of the Energy Civil War on Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Stop in to Dixon Recreation Center and hop on one of the ReRev cardio machines marked with an Energy Civil War logo to compete!!!

Oregon State wins Big Monday! Gains on Oregon with two days left

November 20th, 2012

Oregon State won Big Monday by a score of 4.8 to 3.9!

It brings the Beavers a bit closer to Oregon as we near the end of the Energy Civil War. With just two days left, Oregon holds a 16,200-10,300 lead.

Be sure to take advantage of Tuesday and Wednesday and use the ReRev machines in Cardio Room 1 of Dixon Recreation Center!

ReRev Machines

November 19th, 2012

Dixon Recreational Center, located on Oregon State’s campus, is one of the first exercise facilities to host the ReRev Kinetic Energy Project.

There are 22 ReRev ellipticals in Dixon that power the grid during each student’s workout. This project is one of the first forms of renewable energy created by individual workouts across the United States’ universities. Read the rest of this entry »

Oregon in the lead after two days

November 16th, 2012

The University of Oregon is ahead after two day of the Energy Civil War.

However, Oregon State is off to a great start this morning. There will be one more reading for this week and then we’ve got all weekend to try and close the gap before the home stretch next week! Read the rest of this entry »

Sustainability in the RecSports department

November 16th, 2012

Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own need.

Given that, we at RecSports are working on ways to create a more sustainable department. The picture above exemplifies how departments and businesses can best create and value sustainability in college recreation.

(click the image to see an enlarged version)

History of the SSI

November 15th, 2012

The Student Sustainability Initiative has been through many different phases throughout it’s life so far.

Back in April 2003, a student named Justin Fleming submitted a proposal decision package to the Student Incidental Fees Committee (SIFC), with intentions of greatly advancing recycling and waste reduction efforts at OSU. After considerable debate in both the Graduate and Undergraduate Senates, the fee proposal went to mediation, where it was eventually approved at $1.85 per student, per term. Read the rest of this entry »

Energy Civil War history

November 15th, 2012

The Energy Civil War is entering it’s fourth year at Oregon State University.

In the past, the event has run from Monday-Friday the week before Thanksgiving and the Civil War football game. This year, SSI and RecSports has switched it up to being Wednesday-Wednesday to include the weekend for the readings. Read the rest of this entry »

Beat Oregon in the 2012 Energy Civil War!

November 7th, 2012

Get active and help Oregon State beat Oregon by participating in the 2012 Energy Civil War!

From Nov. 14-21 leading up to the Civil War football game, students at each school will compete to conserve and create their own energy. Dixon Recreation Center will put 10 of its ReRev cardio machines up against 10 of Oregon’s to see which school can generate the most!

There are several ways to get involved.

The easiest way to participate is to stop in Dixon Recreation Center and use one of the ReRev cardio machines marked with an Energy Civil War logo (pictured above). Your entire workout will contribute to OSU’s score!

Organizations and clubs on campus can get involved as well by adopting a machine. Contact OSU’s Student Sustainability Initiative if interested (e-mail SSI).

Visit the Energy Civil War blog and check out RecSports’ Facebook page and the Student Sustainability Initiative’s Facebook page for a chance to win a variety of prizes by joining in the sustainability discussion throughout the week!

And most importantly, plan to get active and help OSU beat Oregon! This is a fun, healthy and competitive event that contributes to good lifestyles and community enhancement.

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