Archive for January, 2012

Going Paperless – Tips for Reducing Resources!

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Encouraging OSU to go paperless when it is feasible is a main focus of those working for the Greening IT initiative, which is a new program aimed at reducing the environmental impact of information technology. Did you know that if every student in the university printed 100 fewer sheets of paper per year, or [...]

Leap into Savings at the OSUsed Store Feb. 1

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Leap into savings at our evening public sale Wednesday, February 1, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 644 SW 13th Street in Corvallis.
Buy any two items in the store, get any item of equal or lesser value for FREE (excluding spot bid and online sales items).
Buy green, save green.
For more information, visit our public sale [...]

OSU Building Energy Challenge starts February 6th!

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

The OSU Building Energy Challenge aims to reduce energy consumption through the combined effects of individual action by occupants of participating buildings. By using no-to-low cost actions such as turning off computers and lights, unplugging non-essential equipment, and replacing incandescent lamps with compact fluorescents (CFLs), we can significantly reduce our energy consumption. And we [...]

RecycleMania begins Jan. 23, offers prizes, Styrofoam recycling and more

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

RecycleMania 2012 is just around the corner, taking place January 22 through March 31 this year! This is a national recycling competition between universities, as well as a Civil War competition between OSU and the UO.
RecycleMania is all about offering opportunities to increase awareness of and participation in waste reduction at OSU, now and throughout [...]

OSU’s New Rideshare Program Is Taking Off!!!

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012

With over a hundred users in just a few months, OSU’s new and secure rideshare system, Drive Less Connect, is off to a great start! To help more folks save gas money and reduce carbon emissions into the air, we plan on promoting this fun program heavily throughout Winter and Spring terms. To encourage more [...]

New Bike Racks on Campus!

Thursday, January 5th, 2012

New bike racks are appearing around campus. The OSU Site Engineering and Sustainability Offices have been working tirelessly through all kinds of weather to remove old bike racks and install new ones. Nearly 600 new bike racks have recently been installed! The new racks are simple to use and hold more bikes [...]