Waste Watchers Winter Term Meetings
Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! Winter term meetings begin January 15th! Starting at 2:30 PM and going until 4:00 PM on Zoom, our meetings will happen every-other-Friday in even weeks of the term until March 12th. Join the club to meet fellow heroes who share your interest in sustainability, & […]
The Great Move-Out Results
Official results are in: OSU residents donated 3,763 pounds – 1.9 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! Despite the fact that our typical Move-Out procedures were altered because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Campus Recycling and Surplus Property were still able to offer residents the opportunity to donate their belongings as an alternative […]
The Oregon Climate Change Research Institute gets Gold!
Congratulations to the Oregon Climate Change Research Institute on earning the gold-level Green Office Certification! The Sustainability Office has been working with OCCRI, in collaboration with PMEC and PacWave, on ways to ‘green’ their space and they’ve done an amazing job! Some highlights from their results include: Using teleconference technology to reduce travel and cut […]
Tips and Tricks for a Green Holiday Season!
The holidays are always a merry time full of family, friends, and cheer but lurking not far behind comes an increase in waste and higher bills. These all take a toll on the environment and get repeated across the world year after year! To help you have the most sustainable holiday season, we’ve compiled some […]
Installing Solar Panels on Agricultural Lands Maximizes their Efficiency, New Study Shows
A recent study by Oregon State University has found that solar panels located on agricultural fields are the most productive. This idea of co-developing the same area of land is called agrivoltaics and this study has determined that if less than 1% of agricultural land was co-developed with solar panels, the resulting energy would be […]
Tribunal Rules that Fracking Violates Human Rights!
In May 2018, the Spring Creek Project co-organized the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal Session on Human Rights, Fracking, and Climate Change. For the first time in the almost 40 year history of the Tribunal, they had an international focus on the rights of Nature as well as the rights of humans. As the Tribunal was underway, […]
Moore Money, Moore Problems?
Year after year, electronics on the shelves are constantly being replaced with smaller, faster, and more efficient versions of themselves. As technology improves these turnover rates begin to blur together as soon the consumer is too overwhelmed with trying to keep up with the “latest cutting-edge tech”. A perfect example of this can be found […]
2019 Great Move-Out Results
Official results are in: OSU residents donated over 22,533 pounds – 11 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 9,980 pounds of housewares 3,119 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 9,034 pounds of clothing, linens, and shoes 400 pounds of loft kit wood This is quite a decrease […]
The Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board Needs Your Help!
The Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board needs your help! The board has partnered with OSU’s College of Business to create a survey to develop a better understanding of community awareness and action related to climate change. The results of the survey will be used to inform the board’s work priorities during the next two years. […]
USDA Northwest Climate Hub Postgraduate Fellowship Opportunity
USDA Northwest Climate Hub Postgraduate Fellow – Science Communications A postgraduate fellowship opportunity is available with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Northwest Climate Hub, which is based in the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station. The USDA Northwest Climate Hub serves Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington by delivering science-based, region-specific technologies and […]