Archive for March, 2012

New LEDs for the Valley Library

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

LEDs in the Valley Library.

The OSU Sustainability Office will be funding and replacing halogen track lights in the Valley Library with LEDs. LEDs are much more efficient than halogens and last much longer. The replacement the building’s track lights alone will save over $3,000 a year in energy savings.
The old halogen lights are also not suitable for lighting [...]

Harvesting Clean Energy Conference Comes to Corvallis

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

The Harvesting Clean Energy (HCE) conference is the Northwest’s premiere event bringing together the agriculture and energy industries to advance opportunities for rural communities to produce clean energy, boost struggling rural economies, and help the region and nation meet the energy challenges of the coming decade.
Now in its 12th year, Harvesting Clean Energy consistently draws [...]

Confidential paper destruction free for departments, this week only

Monday, March 19th, 2012

For this week only, Monday through Friday, March 19-23, all online requests for pick-up of confidential papers will have the regular 15 cents per pound destruction fee waived. This is for OSU materials only, not personal papers.
We encourage departments to take advantage of this opportunity to clear out unneeded files and save money, while also [...]

Video Contest: “What Makes Your Campus Green?”

Friday, March 16th, 2012

Herman Miller Education has announced a new video contest for students from campuses nationwide. Show how your campus is green in fun and creative ways and you could win up to $2500!
 

Here are the guidelines:

All video entries must be submitted by 5:00 PM Eastern Time, on April 6th, 2012.
The video must be no longer than three [...]

Greek Challenge: Recycling for the Greater Good, March 13-14

Monday, March 12th, 2012

As part of RecycleMania, Campus Recycling and the Greek community are partnering up this week for the Greek Challenge: Recycling for the Greater Good. Sororities and fraternities will be competing to collect the most redeemable cans and plastic bottles to fundraise for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.
Students and community members [...]

OSU Energy Meters: What they are and why they matter

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

An important part of sustainability is understanding energy consumption.  Therefore, OSU tracks monthly energy, water and steam usage on campus by reading and recording data from every meter in each building on campus.  This monthly task takes many hours as campus has many buildings and each building can have several meters.
During meter reading, data is [...]

Share your insights with first ever TEDxOSU

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

This April, OSU will hold its first ever TEDxOSU on campus to inspire OSU students, faculty, staff, and alumni through ideas worth spreading. This event will highlight innovations that address the needs of our planet in the future, specifically with the intent to feature OSU faculty and alumni contributions in this field.

The College of Business, [...]

RecycleMania brings March e-waste collection, can/bottle fundraiser and more!

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

RecycleMania continues! This annual recycling competition amongst U.S. universities is chock-full of activities and opportunities to have fun, recycle your hard-to-recycle items, save money, show your recycling pride, and help OSU win!
March calendar:
E-Waste Collection: Help OSU win!

Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 am-7:30 pm and Thursday-Wednesday, March 8-9 and 12-14 at 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
Recycling/Surplus [...]