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Now Hiring: Software Developer at Energize Corvallis

Energize Corvallis is hiring a part-time Software Developer to create an interactive website for the Classrooms Take Charge program. The website will be used by more than 6,000 students and teachers in 16 high schools throughout the Pacific Northwest. Funding for the position is provided by an Environmental Education award from the Environmental Protection Agency. Energize […]

Field Work Opportunity: Rim Fire Conifer Regeneration Study

Drs. Chad Hanson and Dominick DellaSala are looking for field work assistance for an upcoming survey taking place in the Rim fire burn. The survey will be taking place in late August or early September of this year and all surveyors will work in teams of two. Surveying will involve hiking cross-country through uneven terrain of […]

"Let's Pull Together!" Invasive Plant Eradication Event

On Saturday, September 6th, bring your friends and family to help remove invasive plant species! The Marys River Watershed Council, a member organization of Benton Country Cooperative Weed Management, is hosting an invasive plant species removal project at a stream restoration site on Beaver Creek. The group will be removing English ivy at the site […]

Solar at the North Willamette Research and Extension Center

The North Willamette Research and Extension Center, the site of OSU’s newest solar array, has been successfully using the produced energy for more than 5 months now. The solar array is part of a larger OSU initiative to utilize alternative energy at its facilities. This installation, on the NWREC’s 160 acre farm across from Charbonneau and […]

New course offering: Social Dimensions of Sustainability

A new online course will be offered during Fall 2014 for students in natural resources, environmental sciences, social sciences, and students interested in the Sustainability Double-Degree. Beginning with a discussion on the importance of a social science perspective for study of sustainability issues, the course will compliment the ecological aspects of sustainability by exposing students […]

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 […]

Free Cob Building Workshop

Beginning Cob Lessons at the Old Mill Center The Old Mill Center for Children and Families is currently hosting a summer     camp for children where participants will learn some introductory cob building skills. The goal is to build a small cob playhouse for the center and volunteer work would be a great help […]

Corvallis Recycling Block Captains Needed

The Sustainability Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team is inviting Corvallis residents to participate in the Recycling Block Captains program. As a recycling block captain, you can help educate your neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention, as well as encourage their full participation in the opportunities that Republic Services is currently providing. The time commitment is 1-5 […]

College of Ag – Open SDD Program Advisor Position

The College of Agricultural Sciences is looking for a full time employee for their SDD Program Advisor position. The primary purpose of this position is to recruit for and advise Ecampus and campus-based students about the OSU Sustainability Double Degree (SDD) Program. This position requires knowledge of, commitment to, and participation in Oregon State University’s […]

Corvallis Performs a Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Sustainability Program specialist Scott Dybvad got in touch with us about the city’s first Greenhouse Gas Inventory. “The City of Corvallis released results of the first Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The final report shows overall greenhouse gas emissions for the community in 2012 were 1,257,115 Metric Tons Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (MT CO2e). The year 2012 […]