Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 Results
Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! This year, our campus […]
SSI Travel Grantee: Allison Marshall
Allison Marshall is an SSI Travel Grantee from November 2013. This is her blog post about her travel to the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.
Campus Conservation Nationals 2014
Campus Conservation Nationals is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! There are high hopes for […]
Get FRESH with your FAUCET
Fresh From the Faucet teamed up with the Student Sustainability Initiative at the beginning of the school year to encourage students to get reacquainted with their taste buds and their tap. You might have seen this group distributing water bottles, holding blind water taste tests, or decorating the Fresh From the Faucet water bottles at […]
Take Charge of your Carbon Emissions This Fall
The OSU Sustainability Office and Energize Corvallis have teamed up to help answer some burning questions. Did you know that by placing a 6-inch pan on an 8-inch burner you are wasting about 40% of the heating energy being used to prepare food? …or that properly inflated tires save about 3% of your fuel use, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Healthy Streets Initiative Begins
The City of Corvallis is inviting Corvallis residents to join in on the Healthy Streets Planning Initiative. “Healthy streets” are specially designed to be more environmentally friendly as well as safer for everyone. High visibility crosswalks help reduce vehicle/pedestrian crashes. Shared-use paths and a bike corridor make biking easier and safer. Curb extensions with rain […]
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. […]
Now Hiring resident hall Eco-Reps!
Campus Recycling, the OSU Sustainability Office, University Housing and Dining Services and the Student Sustainability Initiative are recruiting resident students to serve as paid Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) in three residence halls this academic year (applicants from all halls are welcome). Eco-reps will work to educate their peers about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and […]