Clean Plate Challenge, World Food Day
October 16th is World Food Day – a global effort to end world hunger. At OSU’s Student Sustainability Initiative, we’re focusing our efforts not on new modes of farming, but what we can do right now to have an impact. We came up with the Clean Plate Challenge to call attention to the food that […]
Volunteer with the Waste Watchers! Here's how.
Who are the Waste Watchers? Waste Watchers is a joint group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, and empowerment of future leaders. Meet some of our members in these other blog […]
Come to the Waste Watchers' Meet 'n' Eat: Oct. 2, 5:30-6:30 pm
Learn about the Waste Watchers, a joint volunteer group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, at our first event of the year – the Meet ‘n’ Eat. The mission of the Waste Watchers is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, […]
Corvallis Sustainability Coalition's Three Waters Project
Have you visited the First Alternative Natural Food Co-op South Store lately? If you have, you might have noticed bright mango colored containers surrounding the building. These containers are a part of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Three Waters Project which will soon be launched into the Corvallis community! The Three Waters Project encourages more efficient […]
Final Repair Fair Wed. May 29: Free repairs and demonstrations
Come to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Wednesday, May 29th between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 pm for our last Repair Fair of the year! Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things. Save money, save natural resources and be part of […]
What are the Repair Fairs? Watch the video and save the date for May 29!
Have you heard about the Repair Fairs? If not, be sure to watch our video which gives an inside look: The video was filmed by Waste Watcher Jodie Davaz at the February Repair Fair. Be sure to mark your calendars, for we will be holding our last Repair Fair of the year on Wednesday, May […]
Repair Fair Monday, April 29: Free repairs and demonstrations
Come to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Monday, April 29th between the hours of 6 and 8 pm for our Repair Fair! Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things! Save money, save natural resources and be part of a growing culture of […]
Earth Week kicks off tomorrow! Runs April 20-27.
At OSU, we have been celebrating Earth Day ever since the first one in 1970. But we’re too hardcore for just one day of observance of this amazing planet we live on, so we celebrate for a full week! Hence: Earth Week, a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and […]
Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group starts April 2
Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses are a popular way to engage in locally-relevant conversations about the topics of our time. More than 130,000 people worldwide have participated in their discussion courses! Beginning April 2, a Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group is starting in Corvallis at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, NW Circle and 29t St. […]
Congrats Weatherford and Hawley Halls: Eco-Challenge winners!
Congratulations for the Res. Hall Eco-Challenge Month winners, Weatherford for recycling and Hawley for electricity! Weatherford recycled the most, 3.1 pounds per person over the three weeks, and won the RecycleMania Res. Hall trophy. Hawley used the least amount of electricity compared to an earlier baseline, and won a certificate. See the full results here […]