OSU engineering students partner with City of Corvallis
I’m always looking for cool examples of how OSU interacts with and supports the Corvallis community on sustainability issues. One such story, recently detailed in the City of Corvallis newsletter, is a partnership between the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and the City to sponsor senior projects at the Corvallis Wastewater Reclamation Plant. […]
Sneak peek into Earth Week 2011
Over 40 years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S. to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every […]
Sustainability Writing Contest for OSU students
The Spring Creek Project and the OSU Student Sustainability Initiative present OSU’s First Annual Sustainability Writing Contest: “THE GREAT WORK — Re-imagining Humanity as the Planet Changes” The Spring Creek Project and the Student Sustainability Initiative are interested in hearing your stories and ideas about ways to move forward with issues of sustainability and conservation […]
Cashing in on incentives
While we’d love to think that all of what we do here in the sustainability realm is proactive and earth-shattering, quite a bit of our work is simply maintaining what has been created, or tracking and reporting what is currently happening. A great example of this is OSU applying for incentive money distributed by the […]
Earth Week 2011 registration now open
Is your department or local organization involved in sustainability? Are you interested in recruiting participants? Sharing information? Showcasing your eco-accomplishments? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a good fit for OSU’s annual Earth Week celebration! Please consider signing up for a free booth at the annual OSU Earth Week […]
Print and Mail Moves Toward More Sustainable Fleet of Copiers
When Print & Mail researched the options for new, more technologically advanced copiers for the OSU campus, the decision seemed logical to find a fleet that was at the height of sustainability. Beginning this week, all of the copiers on campus will be systematically upgraded to a new Ricoh fleet. The Ricoh line is supported […]
RecycleMania: A Recap, Plus What is Yet to Come!
We are halfway through RecycleMania and so far OSU has recycled and composted 247,269 lbs – up more than 50,000 lbs over this time last year! We’ve held many events over the term and have many yet to come. Two weeks ago we displayed our sea creature made by OSU students, out of recycled materials. […]
Still Time to Register for the 2011 OUS Sustainability Conference
Online registration closes tonight at midnight but don’t let that stop you from attending the 2011 Oregon University System Sustainability Conference! On site registration the morning of the event is easy. Just show up Monday, February 28 at the CH2MHill Alumni Center at OSU between 8:00 and 8:30 and check in. Checks and credit cards […]
Now hiring for recycling outreach student position!
Campus Recycling is hiring for one student to assist with educating the OSU community about recycling, starting in early March 2011. This is a new student position aimed at helping us expand our outreach efforts. The hiree will assist with Earth Week and residence hall move-out week in spring 2011 and may stay on through […]
New events added to RecycleMania 2011 lineup!
The mania continues this term with a long line-up of events remaining for RecycleMania 2011! Check out the event calendar below, download a poster, and join our Facebook event so you don’t miss out! Special events to start preparing for include a clothing and household item swap on February 22 and 23, a FREE e-waste […]