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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. […]

The Chrysalis Symposium: Courageous Transformation for the Climate Crisis

Scientists have given us an urgent timeline. We have about a decade to cut greenhouse gases in half to avoid catastrophic climate change. How do we, each of us, need to transform to answer this once-in-a-lifetime call and rise to the challenge of the years ahead? How can we change the narratives in our minds […]

OSU Borrowables Program

OSU Borrowables is a program of University Events that provides an inventory of event-related items that OSU faculty, staff, and students can borrow for use at their own events! The initiative is both environmentally and economically sustainable, as it has kept usable items in circulation and saved the university around $100,000 per year over the last […]

Winter Clearances January 8th and 11th at the OSUsed Store

The OSUsed Store will be offering 50% off prices storewide at their Winter Clearances on Tuesday, January 8th, 5:30-7:30 pm and Friday, January 11th, 12:00-3:00 pm. Everything on the sales floor will be 50% off except for computers, items on spot bid and vehicles (items for sale online are also excluded). Join the events on […]

Tips for a Green Holiday Season

With increased travel, consumption, and waste, the holiday season has a substantial impact on the environment. Consider these statistics from the CDC: Americans throw away about 25% more trash between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. If every American family wrapped just 3 presents in reused materials, it would save enough paper to cover 45,000 football […]

Waste Audit is a Success!

On October 12th, Friday of last week, about two dozen students spent three hours sorting through campus waste in the Student Experience Center Plaza. They were students from Professor Ann Scheerer’s SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment class, sorting campus waste as one component of a class project. The goal of the waste audit was to see how […]