Archive for November, 2011

WANTED: Your opinion on winter term RecycleMania activities!

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

We want to know what YOU want to see happen for RecycleMania 2012 (Jan 22 – March 31)!

Background
RecycleMania is a 10-week competition for U.S. college and university recycling programs to see who can recycle the most! OSU competes both nationally, as well as locally in the RecycleMania Civil War, created by OSU and the UO [...]

“Buy Local First Day” is on December 3rd!

Monday, November 28th, 2011

On December 3rd the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and Corvallis Independent Business Alliance (CIBA) are encouraging Corvallis residents to support the vitality of our local economy by first considering locally owned businesses before making a purchasing decision. To promote this community-wide challenge, over 30 local business are offering substantial discounts and/or treats on December 3rd, [...]

“WeCar” at OSU: Rent a car online and pick it up on-campus!

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2011

OSU’s WeCar program is an efficient, convenient and cost-effective car-sharing program for the OSU community.  Whether you are a student, staff, or faculty member, WeCar is there for your travel needs.  Members just fill out rental orders online and pick up cars right from the center of campus!
It’s easy to become a member, especially since [...]

Oregon Leadership in Sustainability Program Accepting Applications for 2012-13

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Are you interested in a career in sustainability?  Do you love cities?  Are you looking for an education that will train you to lead cities into a greener future?
If your answer is “YES!!” then you should check out the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) Graduate Certificate Program.  The OLIS program is an rigorous immersion that [...]

OSUsed Store School Spirit Sale Nov. 23rd

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Come to the weekly OSUsed Store public sale this Wednesday, November 23rd at 12:00 – 3:00 pm at 644 SW 13th Street in Corvallis for our “School Spirit Sale” in celebration of the upcoming Civil War football game.
Wear your favorite school’s logo to receive 25% off your entire purchase, excluding spot bid and [...]

Exciting Internship Opportunity at OSU!

Friday, November 18th, 2011

Interested in sustainability? Energy use? Reducing carbon in the air? How about receiving internship credit for working on a project aimed reducing energy use through simple behavior changes? Check out this undergraduate and graduate student internship opportunity for Winter and Spring terms through Energize Corvallis.
This winter Energize Corvallis will be planning the OSU Campuses Take [...]

America Recycles Day event collects 1.5 tons and 30 yards of recycling

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

The special recycling collection event organized for America Recycles Day on November 15th exceeded the expectations of volunteers and staff who organized it, with higher attendance and material collected than predicted.
The event took place in the Memorial Union Brick Mall on Tuesday at 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
“The purpose of the event was to help [...]

OSU’s New Rideshare System “Drive Less Connect” offers Prize Drawing!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011

Interested in saving money, energy, and stress by sharing a ride? Drive Less Connect makes organizing trips simple and fun. Whether you’re interested in commuting to work or school, or sharing a ride on one-time trips (such as those coming up this Holiday Season) OSU’s free ridematching service can help.
In promotion of Drive Less Connect, [...]

Vanpool Formation Meeting at OSU

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Are you a commuter interested in saving some gas money? Do you regularly travel between Corvallis and Springfield/Eugene?
Please join us this Friday, November 18th at 12:00 p.m. at the Student Sustainability Center for a vanpool formation meeting to discuss the details for putting one or two new vanpools together. This meeting will focus on arranging [...]

How to Choose a CFL

Monday, November 7th, 2011

There are many different options available when selecting a compact florescent lamp (CFL) and it can be a little confusing.   If you are a fan of the old incandescent appearance, you can still get that look in a CFL.  For the yellowish color in a light bulb, look for something with a color temperature close [...]