Archive for August, 2011

OSUsed Store Saturday Yard Sale set for Sept 10th

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

If the OSUsed Store was open on a weekend, would you be more likely to come? When we asked you on Facebook and Twitter, it was an unanimous yes. So we have great news to share: we will be open Saturday, September 10th for your shopping convenience!
OSUsed Store YARD SALE & Open House
Saturday, September 10
8:00 [...]

OSU Finance & Admin Luau recycles 260 lbs

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Each summer, all the staff in Finance and Administration and their families come together for a luau in nearby Avery Park, a casual event that gives our staff a chance to meet people across our different units and get to know each other better. Starting in 2009, Campus Recycling began collecting compost at the event. [...]

OSU makes Princeton Review’s Green Rating Honor Roll

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Oregon State University has been named to the Princeton Review’s 2012 Green Rating Honor Roll – the only university in Oregon to earn the distinction.
Princeton’s criteria for recognition includes a healthy and more sustainable campus life, student preparation for employment and citizenship in a world defined by environmental challenges and the school’s overall [...]

OSU diverts 87% of da Vinci Days waste from landfill

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

The results are in for this year’s da Vinci Days festival waste reduction initiative, and they are astonishing. A few highlights (click to view larger):

View the slideshow for full results, photos, methods, and ideas for next year – visit http://tiny.cc/dVD11 (or click the image below).
“The primary factor that has allowed us to set the bar [...]

Two Student Jobs Openings at the SSI

Monday, August 15th, 2011

The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) is looking to hire two students employees for the 2011-2012 academic year. Applications for both positions are due Monday, August 22nd. The open positions are:

Design and Visibility Coordinator - responsible for promoting the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI) through digital and print visibility efforts such as promotional materials, local media outlets/resources, [...]

Join Us Saturday, August 13: This is going to be huge, and it starts with you.

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

It’s the little things that make big things possible. Communities Take Charge is dedicated to making Corvallis one of the most energy efficient communities in the nation, and we need your help with the little things.
Please join us this Saturday as we go door-to-door and invite Corvallis residents to try three energy-saving actions for one [...]

SSI looking for new Fee Board Member

Friday, August 5th, 2011

The OSU Student Sustainability Initiative looking for one new fee board member, and applications are due Monday, August 8th, at 5:00 PM. This volunteer position is open to students in good standing taking at least 6 credits per term, and is one of five individuals responsible for managing the $500,000 Incidental Sustainability Fee, appropriating grants, conducting long-term visioning for the SSI, and constructing the SSI’s annual budget. Position requires no more than five hours per week, and often as little as two. For more info, please refer to: http://oregonstate.edu/sustainability/ssi/jobs/fee-board-member.

OSU’s significant commitment to green power continues

Monday, August 1st, 2011

On July 25, US EPA released their summer rankings for the top colleges and universities purchasing renewable energy, aka, green power.  For the last few years, EPA’s Green Power Partnership has recognized OSU for outstanding purchases of renewable energy, but the highest ranking previously achieved was number 4 in the nation.
With a substantial commitment from [...]