Annual Earth Week celebration starts Saturday!

The long-standing Earth Week celebration at OSU is a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and engagement, taking place April 21-28 this year. Whether you are interested in bringing out your wild side at Earth Ball 2012, getting your hands into the dirt at the annual Hoo Haa at the […]

Earth Day Service Project 2012

The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting an Earth Day service project on Saturday April 21st from 8:15am to 1:15pm! Join us for a morning of litter patrol, invasive species removal, and light pruning along a vibrant wetlands habitat. Dunawi Creek features prominently in Starker Arts Park & adjacent Sunset Park (with an interpretive boardwalk), […]

Sneak Peek at Earth Week 2012

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 […]

Campuses Take Charge Begins!

The two-month-long energy conservation effort Campuses take Charge has officially kicked off at OSU as of April 2nd. The campaign encourages students to try new energy-saving actions for a month, and to log their conservation data after they are finished. The campaign is sponsored by Energize Corvallis, the OSU Sustainability Office, and the Student Sustainability Initiative. To join, […]

Harvesting Clean Energy Conference Comes to Corvallis

The Harvesting Clean Energy (HCE) conference is the Northwest’s premiere event bringing together the agriculture and energy industries to advance opportunities for rural communities to produce clean energy, boost struggling rural economies, and help the region and nation meet the energy challenges of the coming decade. Now in its 12th year, Harvesting Clean Energy consistently […]

Greek Challenge: Recycling for the Greater Good, March 13-14

As part of RecycleMania, Campus Recycling and the Greek community are partnering up this week for the Greek Challenge: Recycling for the Greater Good. Sororities and fraternities will be competing to collect the most redeemable cans and plastic bottles to fundraise for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry. Students and community members are encouraged to bring […]

Share your insights with first ever TEDxOSU

This April, OSU will hold its first ever TEDxOSU on campus to inspire OSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni through ideas worth spreading. This event will highlight innovations that address the needs of our planet in the future, specifically with the intent to feature OSU faculty and alumni contributions in this field. The College of […]

RecycleMania brings March e-waste collection, can/bottle fundraiser and more!

RecycleMania continues! This annual recycling competition amongst U.S. universities is chock-full of activities and opportunities to have fun, recycle your hard-to-recycle items, save money, show your recycling pride, and help OSU win! March calendar: E-Waste Collection: Help OSU win! Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 am-7:30 pm and Thursday-Wednesday, March 8-9 and 12-14 at 8:00 am-4:00 […]

Donate to the Food Drive, get 25% off at the OSUsed Store

Many people define sustainability as comprising environmental, economic and social realms combined. Each winter, OSU works toward social sustainability by running the annual Food Drive, which is January 30 through March 2 this year. Among the many drop-off sites are several fundraising events, such as this one, which also supports reuse: Bring 3 or more […]