Mugs & Kisses this Thursday, April 20!

Want a free coffee or hot chocolate? Love Hershey’s Kisses? Don’t miss out on Mugs & Kisses, the Sustainability Office‘s Beyond Earth Day event! Mugs & Kisses will take place on April 20 from 9-11am in the MU Quad. Bring a reusable cup or mug to receive a beverage! Beyond Earth Day is a two-week-long […]

Materials Management Collects 20,422 pounds of Donations from The Great Move Out

Materials Management (Campus Recycling and Surplus Property) hosts the annual Great Move Out to give students an easy way to donate the items they no longer need while moving out of the residence halls. Items collected include linens, food, furniture, appliances, bikes, clothing, and much more. Once collected, donated items are distributed to local non-profits […]

OSU Campus Recycling Outreach Team Works with Oregon DEQ to Study Food Waste On Campus

In Spring 2022, Campus Recycling’s Outreach Team received funding from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality for ‘No Food Left Behind’, a food waste reduction study. Campus Recycling conducted the study with the help of Eco-Reps – student staff who encourage a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in which they live, with programming […]

Eco-Reps Take First Place at Food Future Hackathon

This March, a team of five OSU Eco-Reps was awarded first place in the Best Idea category at the Food Future Hackathon, hosted by Arizona State University, the Food Conservation Alliance, and the Environmental Protection Agency, among other organizations.  The Food Future Hackathon challenges teams of high school and university students across the country to […]

Waste Watchers Winter Term Meetings

Become a hero and join the league of the Waste Watchers! Winter term meetings begin January 15th! Starting at 2:30 PM and going until 4:00 PM on Zoom, our meetings will happen every-other-Friday in even weeks of the term until March 12th. Join the club to meet fellow heroes who share your interest in sustainability, & […]

Fall and Frights the Waste Watchers Way

As we step into the new season of fall, it’s important to find ways to reduce your waste at home. From getting into the Halloween spirit, to fighting the scariest monster of all –food waste– here are some tips to help you reduce your waste this fall by getting crafty in the kitchen, composting, and […]

Check out the OSUsed Store, OSU’s thrift store

The OSUsed Store is operated by OSU Surplus Property and sells surplus materials from campus and local government agencies. This provides another life for reusable goods, low prices on merchandise, and funds back to OSU! Store merchandise includes used furniture (desks, file cabinets, tables, chairs, bookcases, etc.), computers and computer accessories, office supplies, bicycles, household […]

2019 Great Move-Out Results

Official results are in: OSU residents donated over 22,533 pounds  – 11 tons – during this year’s Great Move-Out Donation Drive! This includes an estimated: 9,980 pounds of housewares 3,119 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies 9,034 pounds of clothing, linens, and shoes 400 pounds of loft kit wood This is quite a decrease […]

Special Saturday Sale at the OSUsed Store June 22nd

The OSUsed Store is open for a Saturday Yard Sale on Saturday, June 22nd, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, which will include special merchandise from Res. Hall Move-Out such as lamps, rugs, décor, small furniture, mini fridges, electronics, OSU gear and other housewares. Join the event on Facebook for photos of merchandise, reminders and inquiries. […]