Posts Tagged ‘Environment’

Oregon State University named a “Campus Sustainability Leader”

Tuesday, November 16th, 2010

The Sustainable Endowments Institute just named Oregon State University a “Campus Sustainability Leader” on its annual sustainability report card. This is the fourth consecutive year that OSU has achieved that designation, raising its overall score each year. The Sustainable Endowments Institute’s 2011 Report Card has profiles for 322 institutions, based on 1,100 survey responses. The […]

College of Forestry Researchers Revolutionizing Duct Tape and more?

Friday, July 9th, 2010

While these college of Forestry professors may not have invented “Duct Tape,” they may very well end up changing the glue behind the idea. Recently Kaichang Li, a professor of wood science and engineering, and his postdoctoral research associate, Anlong Li, made an incidental discovery in a wood products lab at Oregon State University. Together they created a new […]

OSU Named a “Best Buy College”

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Oregon State University has been named a Best Buy School in the upcoming edition of “The Fiske Guide to Colleges” for 2011. The revised and updated 2011 edition features more than 300 colleges and universities, and names 45 institutions – 21 public and 24 private – as Best Buys. These institutions fall into the inexpensive […]

The Students Have Spoken…Student Experience Center Approved!

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

After years and years of students meeting, lobbying, blogging, discussing, proposing and campaigning for the Student Experience Center, the SEC officially passed late Thursday, May 27th.  The Student Experience Center was approved with a total of 2,056 “yes” votes which represents 69 percent of the total.  There has been much excitement bubbling around campus about […]

Sustainability efforts recognized

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

An OSU student and a staffer have been recognized by 1000 Friends of Oregon as part of their “35 Innovators under 35“. Andrea Norris Corvallis As a student at Oregon State University, Andrea served as director of the ASOSU Environmental Task Force and successfully initiated efforts to enact a student-funded Green Energy Fee. The fee, […]

Corvallis Named One of the Best Eco Friendly Towns

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

From Sunset.com. CORVALLIS, OR Beautiful, earnest, and very, very green Population: 51,388  The vibe: As small towns go, you don’t get much greener than Corvallis. This Willamette Valley town happily took up the Corvallis Energy Challenge, where residents strive to use the lowest amount of energy in their homes. With two LEED-certified buildings and more […]

Orange and Black are the New Green

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

Don’t let our school colors fool you. Yet again, it seems the Orange and Black can ‘go green’ better than anyone else. Read this article from the Associated Press: Corvallis leads nation in green power use The Associated Press CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — A report by the Environmental Protection Agency says Corvallis buys more renewable […]

OSU students headed to Antarctica to study

Monday, February 4th, 2008

From the Oregonian: Oregon State University students and members of the public will have a chance to learn firsthand about the effects of climate change and human impacts on Antarctica through a special class that will take them to the continent for two weeks. “The Antarctic is where the rubber meets the road, when it […]

OSU Students Recognized

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Oregon State University students have been in full force on campus, doing their part for the environment and donating blood. Not only has OSU been ranked in the Top 25 for 2008 as a campus sustainability leader, but OSU student Nathan Jones has been featured on mtvU.com and Think.MTV.com’s “Cause Effect,” a series about real […]

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