Beyond Earth Day: A Week in Summary
Last week, from April 20th to the 27th, ASOSU, CCE, SSI, Campus Recycling, and the Sustainability Office hosted Beyond Earth Day, an annual celebration put on by OSU and the greater Corvallis community. The program hoped to offer engaging events focused on “sustainable earth ecosystems, social progress and justice, and a healthy economy”, with a diverse group […]
Meet the Waste Watchers Club at their upcoming Meet ‘n’ Eat!
Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! The OSU Waste Watchers club will be holding their termly Meet ‘n’ Eat where you are encouraged to stop by, eat pizza and meet people who share your interests in sustainability, while learning about the group and ways you can get involved to reduce […]
Squashing Food Insecurity! Make A Difference Day
On Friday, October 27th, volunteers gathered ~860 pounds of raw squash. Those helping gathered together to cut, puree, and cook all the squash that was then donated to the Human Service Resource Center here at Oregon State. Among the volunteers were members of The Organic Growers Club, Food for Sustainability course students, and the Student Sustainability Initiative. The project […]
Make a Difference Day, October 28
Join Student Leadership & Involvement and the Center for Civic Engagement for this year’s Make a Difference Day 2017, happening on Saturday, October 28! Make a Difference Day is a nationally recognized day of service where thousands of people across the country work to improve their community. Join us to learn about and contribute to […]
Campus Resource Spotlight: the Oregon State Human Resource Center Food Pantry
This week we would like to highlight a resource that not many people know about – the Oregon State Human Resource Center food pantry. The food pantry is an amazing place to go if you are suffering from food insecurity, having a tough time financially, or just need a little bit of help. All you […]
Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability
What an eventful day at the Sustainability Street Fair yesterday! Thanks to everyone who braved the stormy weather and came by our booth to learn about sustainability and try out our new bike generator!
Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability
Join Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative, the Sustainability Office and others today at the Street Fair: Celebrating Sustainability. Our annual event this time takes place in the Brick Mall just north of the SEC Plaza. Take a stroll through the Fair and celebrate sustainability with us between 12 and 4pm. Come meet your local […]
Now Hiring Eco-Representatives!
Attention resident students! Want to get paid for doing sustainability outreach and education in your residence hall? This is a one of a kind employment opportunity! Prior experience great, but not required. University Housing & Dining Services, Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative and the OSU Sustainability Office are currently recruiting this year’s Eco-Reps. Eco-Reps […]
SSI Professional Development Grant Recipient: Kendall Conroy
Recipient of the SSI Professional Development Grant, Kendall Conroy, has been conducting a parallel research on engineered wood products. In collaboration with Dr. Mariapaloa, Dr. Chris Knowles from Oregon State she also worked with Dr. Manja Kuzman from the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She recently attended a conference in Vancouver, Canada to present on this research. This […]
Slow Streets: The Sustainable Way to Reduce Car Usage and Create Community
Written by Nolan Rogers, SSI Sustainable Landscapes Intern Conventional street design in most American cities is currently focused on getting cars from point A to B, with little concern for other uses. This often results in high speed corridors connecting parking lots, with nonexistent or unused sidewalks, and unsafe conditions for bicyclists. Designing cities in this way discourages […]