Jefferson Street Stormwater Project: The Process Begins
Oak Creek is OSU’s main waterway; it is the only stream, creek or river to pass through the Corvallis campus and 40% of its watershed lies on land managed by OSU. Numerous classes, undergrads, grad students and professors have used Oak Creek for research and experiential learning. It drains portions of the OSU McDonald-Dunn Research […]
Sustainaball Concert coming soon!
On November 18th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. in the MU Ballroom the Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, the Student Sustainability Initiative and ASOSU are hosting a FREE concert intended to spread awareness about sustainability issues through the local arts, and through an involvement fair composed of various student and community groups. Many of the environmental and social […]
EPA recycling challenge fundraises for local food share
As mentioned previously on this blog, OSU is competing for the first time in the EPA Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition between universities to reduce waste at football games. Campus Recycling, OSU Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), Linn Benton Food Share, and a group of dedicated volunteers came together at the October 30th OSU […]
SSI offers worm compost bin workshop
Interested in composting your food waste but don’t know how to get started? Don’t have a lot of space or lack a yard? The Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is offering a workshop to get you started. SSI is hosting a worm compost bin workshop Monday, November 8th, at 5:00 pm at the Student Sustainability Center […]
Higher Ed Board Adopts Sustainability Policy
Last week, Higher Education Board member David Yaden sent this message to stakeholders throughout the Oregon University System, describing recent action by a Board subcommittee: The Board of Higher Education has accepted the final report from the Sustainability Initiatives Committee and adopted the proposed Sustainability Policy for OUS. The policy establishes sustainability as a core […]
How Good is a B+?
Yesterday, OSU again achieved a B+ grade for sustainability practices from the Sustainable Endowments Institute. While a B+ may not seem outstanding, I’m quite happy with it for a couple reasons. First and foremost, between more than 300 colleges in all 50 U.S. states and eight Canadian provinces, SEI only gave out seven A grades this year. […]
OSUsed Store Fall Sale this Week
The OSUsed Store is having a Fall Sale this week to clearance its inventory. The OSUsed Store, managed by OSU Surplus Property, sells all OSU-owned property no longer needed by the owning department, as well as items from other government agencies. The only program of its kind at an Oregon university, we seek to reroute […]
Recycling for the Greater Good at Homecoming 2010
As mentioned previously on this blog, OSU has signed up to participate in the EPA Game Day Challenge this year, a nationwide competition between universities to reduce waste at football games. We will be bringing together a team of 50+ volunteers at the October 30th home football game to both increase recycling and fight hunger. […]
People's Park Construction
After years of delay and complications, OSU People’s Park began construction Monday, Oct.11. The major work is currently underway, excavating the pathways and for benches and pouring concrete. The project makes good on a promise OSU made to previous generations of students: to create a tucked away, intentional space for contemplation in the core of […]
Calling All Student Musicians!
We are looking for song writers who are deeply interested in sustainability issues to play at this year’s “Sustainaball” on November 18th in the MU Ballroom from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The point of this fun event is to spread awareness about sustainability and to connect the arts with a passion for environmental and social well-being. Food […]