Communities, Food, Resilience
Communities, Food, Resilience is a seminar hosted by OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences, the OSU Extension Service, and OSU150 to converse about and reflect on local food systems, community food resilience, and the role of land grant universities. The event will consist of keynote presentations, followed by examples and discussion of systems-level work on community […]
Sustainable Engineering Spotlight: Gondar, Ethiopia
Amy Salisbury and Gavin Bennett, civil engineering undergraduate students, learned that culture is often an important factor to consider for sustainable engineering. Amy, Gavin, and a team of other students have been working on a multi-faceted project to build an irrigation system and housing for a plant nursery and a bathroom for a village school, […]
OSU Master Gardeners: Growing Gardeners Conference
The Oregon Master Gardener Association, in cooperation with Oregon State University Extension service, is holding its Growing Gardeners conference July 13th through July 14th. The gardening symposium, formerly known as Mini College, is taking place at Linfield College in McMinnville and will feature a wide range of speakers and 38 workshop sessions! Keynote Speakers This […]
2017 Master Recycler Class reg. open
Now’s the time to sign-up for the 2017 Linn and Benton Master Recycler class offered by Republic Services and OSU Campus Recycling – act soon to secure your spot! WHEN: 8 required classes on Tuesday nights, January 10th through February 28th at 6:15-9:00 pm plus 2 required Saturday field trips (January 21st and February 11th) […]
Trash Talk: Why aren’t there more compost bins on campus?
Some cups served on campus are compostable, so why aren’t there more compost bins? Kyle explains in this week’s Trash Talk video. This post is part of OSU Campus Recycling‘s Trash Talk series – where we answer your waste wonderings. More videos are available here on the Ecologue and on YouTube.
Recycling/Surplus Staff Spotlight: Colton Gruber
Time for another Staff Spotlight! Who: Colton Gruber, a Student Worker for Surplus for the last 4 months. What he does here: I help manage eBay and the lost and found, price items for the OSUsed Store, and cashier on sale days. One fave thing about his job: I get to listen to music or […]
Help Combat Climate Change as a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward!
OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program engages the local community in climate change actions on a household level. Program goals are: to engage the general public in a climate change conversation, to give the public tools to lower CO2 emissions on a household level, and to provide skills to live sustainably in a […]
Eco-Representatives at Oregon State
The close of the 2013-2014 school year marks the end of the second Eco-Representative pilot program here at Oregon State. Eco-Representatives are a new trend popping up in colleges and universities all over the country to promote sustainable behaviors within residence halls. Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for advancing and institutionalizing a culture of sustainability in […]
Statewide recycling conference to be held at OSU June 19-21
Join recycling professionals at Sustainable Oregon, the 36th annual Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference & Trade Show Thursday-Saturday, June 19-21, held on the OSU campus for the first time this year! This three-day, interactive learning experience features leading-edge educational sessions, workshops, local and national experts and speakers, facility tours, valuable networking opportunities, and an awards […]
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 […]