Archive for September, 2011

2011 Sustainability Festival a Huge Success

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This year’s OSU Sustainability Festival saw around 300 students, faculty, staff, and community members inundate the Student Sustainability Center grounds during the three hour event on Wednesday, September 21st. Attendees enjoyed live music, local food, a sustainability info fair with eighteen local groups and organizations, and a fun assortment of sustainability related games and activities. The Festival went from 4:00 [...]

Oregon State’s Sustainably Grown Grains

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Fruits and vegetables grown using organic methods are quite common, especially in Oregon. Every day, consumer demand dictates that more and more produce is grown in sustainable ways. This includes grains, and research being done in Oregon State’s Crop Science program is part of a national trend to assess and implement alternative grain production [...]

Join our Team! become a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Would you like to increase your knowledge of energy saving and sustainable living practices at home? Do you like to meet people, to be part of a team, and to give back to your community? OSU Extension Service Benton County has a volunteer program for you, the Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Volunteer Program.
Join our team! To become [...]

Sustainability Office is hiring for one full time position

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

The OSU Sustainability Office is still accepting applications for a Sustainability Program Assistant.  Application deadline was September 14th but has been extended to September 20 at midnight! This position oversees the OSU utility metering program, assembles our annual greenhouse gas inventory, supports student sustainability efforts, manages small projects related to energy and water conservation, [...]

Your guide to finding filtered water on campus

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Campus Recycling has joined forces with the Healthy Campus Initiative and Student Dietetic Association on a tap water promotion campaign called “Fresh From the Faucet.”
“Fresh from the Faucet” is a project that encourages students at Oregon State to save their money on sugary beverages and tap into their health by choosing tap water [...]

Sustainability Festival Coming Soon!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

Lets start the school year off right with support for a good cause and free entertainment! Learn about sustainability-related resources and involvement opportunities, enjoy organic food, listen to live music, tour the Student Sustainability Center, or just relax and get to know like-minded people.  Also, fun activities (including an Earth Collage!!!) will be [...]