Archive for April, 2011

Campus Carbon Challenge: Final Celebration

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

To all those who took the Campus Carbon Challenge, THANK YOU! This celebration is in part an expression of gratitude to the 630 of you who made a commitment to reduce your carbon footprint for the month of April. It is the small actions which add up to big results, and we hope you [...]

McNary Hall Wins Residence Hall Recycling Competition

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

McNary Hall has been declared the RecycleMania Residence Hall Winner, which they earned by having the smallest percentage of recyclables in their dumpster. The hall won a game night for their hall held on April 7, plus a trophy made out of reused materials. Congrats to them!

Campus Recycling staff [...]

OSU takes top spot in Oregon for recycling

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

The RecycleMania 2011 results have been officially released and OSU has once again taken the number one spot in Oregon and held onto the RecycleMania Civil War title!
OSU beat UO by recycling and composting 5.5 more lbs per person, holding onto the RecycleMania Civil War trophy, made by UO last year out of reused materials.
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Earth Week Continues through Saturday

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Earth Week is halfway done but 14 events still remain, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn about sustainability at OSU and get involved!
On Saturday, Campus Recycling had the opportunity to interact with the off campus community at the annual EarthFaire, organized by the Corvallis Environmental Center, distributing Earth Week info and inviting citizens to [...]

Green Career Day coming Thursday!

Sunday, April 17th, 2011

Oregon State University will hold its first spring Green Career Day during Earth Week 2011.  The event takes place April 21, from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.  Green employers will be showcasing their sustainable efforts, networking with OSU students, and some will be highlighting employment/internships.  The event will help students [...]

Preparing Ground at the SSI

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

It is that time of year again.
Last Friday was weeding day at the OSU Student Sustainability Center (SSC) Garden. Plants from last year, which had held the soil together during the rainy winter months, were being removed with the weeds that had sprouted in their midst. Before seeds could be sown for the new crop of [...]

City of Beaverton hosts International Sustainability Leadership Project

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Cedar Park Middle School teacher Edward Prindle was recently in touch with me to reach out to OSU students with a great opportunity to connect with Beaverton’s sister cities around issues of sustainability.
The International Sister City Sustainability Learning Project is a volunteer internship program for 25 young people, ages 18-24, to represent Beaverton and Portland [...]

Earth Week 2011 Presents a Diverse Lineup

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Pull out your calendar, because it’s time to start writing in what events you’ll be attending this year for Earth Week!
With a lineup of 32 events, you are sure to find plenty that tickle your fancy and fit your schedule. Especially try not to miss one of the biggest sustainability events of the year at [...]

OSU engineering students partner with City of Corvallis

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’m always looking for cool examples of how OSU interacts with and supports the Corvallis community on sustainability issues.  One such story, recently detailed in the City of Corvallis newsletter, is a partnership between the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and the City to sponsor senior projects at the Corvallis Wastewater Reclamation Plant.
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Sneak peek into Earth Week 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Over 40 years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S.  to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every [...]