Archive for June, 2011

Exciting Bicycle Research Project Coming to Corvallis

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

This summer, researcher Mike Conway is coming to Corvallis and Portland to analyze perceptions of bicycle commuters and non-commuters.  He is researching certain interventions (e.g. bike lanes, bike parking, education programs, and traffic calming, etc) that promote increased bicycle commuting. This research is part of Mike’s Masters Degree in Social Science with a specialization in Environment and [...]

Res. Hall Donation Drive Beats 2010 Records

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

The results are in for this year’s donation drive, held annually while students move out of their residence halls.
This year we collected 17,558 lbs of donations – 1.5 times as much as in 2010!
In comparison to 2010, we collected:

~3,000 lbs of wood (same as last year)
5,736 lbs of clothing, shoes and linens (small increase – [...]

Provost’s Council and President’s Cabinet hear STARS findings and recommendations

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

On June 15th, Brandon and Bo met with top OSU leaders to discuss the status of sustainability at OSU, and findings and recommendations from the university’s recent STARS submission.  While OSU received a STARS Gold rating, administrators acknowledge areas in which the institution could make faster progress.  University operations and energy use (especially given OSU’s [...]

The Quest for Zero Waste at da Vinci Days Continues Next Month

Monday, June 13th, 2011

OSU Campus Recycling, in partnership with da Vinci Days, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and Allied Waste, we are coordinating compost collection at the annual da Vinci Days Festival (July 15-17), and we need your help!
You will staff a recycling station – greeting attendees and helping them sort their waste into compost, recycling, [...]

New energy loan programs support Corvallis and OSU

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Turning down the furnace or turning off a light is an easy way to save energy in the home and at work.  But there are many other times when it takes a little investment today to save tomorrow.
New energy revolving loan fund programs on campus and in the Corvallis community have been set up to [...]

New online Student Evaluation of Teaching cuts paper use

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Beginning fall 2011, OSU will ask students to evaluate instructors using a new online form, identical in content to the current hard-copy version.  Several faculty and many students have commented in recent years about OSU’s use of paper forms for end-of-term evaluations requested in almost every course.  The new online format will be a welcome [...]

Res. Hall Donation Drive Helps the Planet & People

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Each year, Campus Recycling and Surplus Property, in conjunction with University Housing and Dining (UHDS), coordinate an effort to reduce waste during residence hall move-out by educating residents and giving them the tools to recycle and donate as much as possible.  This not only diverts material from our landfill, but gives new [...]