Archive for October, 2011

Start saving your special recyclables for Nov. 15th!

Monday, October 31st, 2011

WHAT: America Recycles Day @ OSU: Special Recycling Collection
WHEN: Tuesday, November 15, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

WHERE: Memorial Union Brick Mall (south end by Bookstore)
To celebrate America Recycles Day, OSU wants to help staff, students and departments recycle your hard-to-recycle items! Bring any of the following items to this event for FREE recycling:

Styrofoam [...]

OSU’s utility consumption – a quick peek

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

There is no doubt that OSU is a big consumer of natural resources.  In FY 2011 (July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011), the Corvallis campus consumed more than 100 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, 8.8 million therms of natural gas, and over 230 million gallons of treated water.  The total bill for those [...]

NSF Sustainable Energy Pathways Letters of Intent

Monday, October 24th, 2011

OSU Research Office Incentive Programs is requesting Letters of Intent for the National Science Foundation – SEP program.   The due date to the Research Office is December 5, 2011.
Sustainable Energy Pathways is part of the NSF-wide initiative on Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability  (SEES).  The Sustainable Energy Pathways solicitation calls for [...]

Driving Simulator Integrated with Bicycing Simulator!

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

A research laboratory at Oregon State University is the first in the nation to integrate an advanced driving simulator with a bicycling simulator! When the two are connected, researchers can collect real-time data on how vehicle operators react in an realistic, three-dimensional roadway environment. Check it out by following this link!

Student Sustainability Initiative Accepting Grant Applications for Student Projects!

Monday, October 17th, 2011

The Student Sustainability Initiative is now accepting grant applications for student projects pursued during the 2011-2012 school year. There is $26,000 available in grants this year, and a single project may apply for up to $6,000 dollars. Projects which support student efforts to create a sustainable community at OSU through opportunity, education, and [...]

Wild Willow: Outdoor Sculpture at OSU in the Works!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Check out the creative natural sculpture coming to People’s Park this month!
Patrick Dougherty, sculptor of the currently coalescing Wild Willow display, has made his large outdoor sculptures in over 200 locations in the United States, France, Italy, Mexico, Germany, and many other countries. His design is unique in that he has chosen sculpture materials growing [...]

Financing for home energy upgrades available until Dec.31

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Are you a Corvallis resident with possible energy efficiency upgrades?  If so, now is the time to act!

The City of Corvallis has low-interest loans of $2,500 to $10,000 for energy efficiency projects, but funds are only
available through December 31, 2011.  Energize Corvallis will host an event on Wednesday, October 19 at 7:00 at the [...]

OSU needs you to win the EPA Game Day Challenge Oct. 15

Tuesday, October 11th, 2011

This weekend, October 15th and 16th, OSU will compete in the EPA Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition between universities to reduce waste at football games. The challenge is to educate football fans about waste reduction, and weigh all the trash and recycling from one game. The EPA takes the data and [...]

LEDs on Campus and for your home

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Recently we have been replacing halogen lamps with LEDs in select locations throughout campus. Possible locations are first evaluated to determine if there is an acceptable payback period (meaning the lamp pays for itself over time).  The lamp cost, electrical consumption, hours used and possible rebate amounts are used in calculating the payback time.   The [...]

News video highlights OSUsed Store

Friday, October 7th, 2011

Ever heard of the OSUsed Store? We are managed by OSU Surplus Property, which collects and resells all property no longer needed by OSU, as well as merchandise from local government agencies. We are open to the public every Wednesday:

First Wednesday of the month: 5:30-7:30 pm
All other Wednesdays: 12:00-3:00 pm

We are also open [...]