Archive for September, 2010

Bike valet service offered at OSU football games

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

Corvallis High School hopes to raise enough money to generate its own electricity by installing solar panels, helping Corvallis reach its goal of becoming a net energy producer with 100% of all energy produced from renewable energy by 2025.  Although the school has received significant grants, they still need to raise additional funds to meet [...]

Showcasing Sustainability to New Students: CONNECT Week Recap

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Last week was CONNECT Week, a week of fun and educational events that help our new students transition into OSU’s community. Campus Recycling, the Sustainability Office and the Student Sustainability Initiative took several steps to demonstrate OSU’s sustainable reputation and get students involved.
All three groups were present with booths and activities at the New Student [...]

Celebrate World Car Free Day!

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Today, September 22, 2010, the Corvallis and OSU communities will join with people across the globe to participate in World Car Free Day – a time for individuals and communities to come together to explore the benefits of walking, biking, and using public transit and other non-automobile forms of transportation to get us where we [...]

OSU Helps da Vinci Days Cut Festival Trash in Half

Friday, September 17th, 2010

This year OSU Campus Recycling partnered with the da Vinci Days festival to start a waste reduction initiative at the July 2010 festival.
A report has just been released, which includes all the results along with methodology, photos, ideas for next year, and more.
DOWNLOAD IT HERE
This report and many other resources can be downloaded on Campus [...]

OSU Participating in EPA Game Day Challenge

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

For over a year now OSU Campus Recycling has been partnering with Athletics to address waste and litter at home football games. We estimate that last season we produced an average of 10,000 lbs of trash every single game. That’s a lot of trash. So this year we’re stepping up our game.
We have signed up [...]

Challenges to Identifying Sustainablility Research and Courses

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Sustainability in a school’s curriculum is crucial to fostering a campus culture that uses resources wisely, out of care for and understanding of the environment. But it is hard to identify what specific classes/instructors have a focus on sustainability. You can read someone’s research and think, “this is sort of sustainability related, but it doesn’t [...]

OSU ranks in top 100 Green Blogs for Students

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

OSU’s Ecologue is considered one the top Green Blogs for students by Online Degrees.org, a leading online degree portal. Online Degrees  allows those seeking a degree to specify their area of interest, and provides a list of universities and colleges in the nation which offer online degrees pertaining to that interest. The organization also gives a profile of each school [...]