Archive for April, 2012

Student Sustainability Initiative seeks Fee Board Members

Monday, April 30th, 2012

OSU’s Student Sustainability Initiative is currently recruiting for Fee Board members! Members are volunteer voting members who are collectively responsible for the advancement, effectiveness, health, and longevity of the SSI.  As the governing body of the SSI, the Board is charged with responsible expenditure of student fee funds and strategic planning [...]

“Bag It Corvallis” Seeking Volunteers

Friday, April 27th, 2012

The “Bag It Corvallis” campaign needs your help. Volunteers of the Student Sustainability Initiative can help invite the public to sign postcards, with the Bag Monster at the Saturday Farmer’s Market on April 28th and May 5th between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The postcards will be delivered to the City Council, which is considering an ordinance. The [...]

CHHS Horticulture Program hosts fourth annual Plant Sale and Garden Tour Fundraiser

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The College Hill High School Horticulture Program invites the local community to attend their fourth annual Plant Sale and Garden Tour Fundraiser.  The fundraiser will take place at the Harding Center, 510 NW 31st, on Wednesday May 9th, 9am -2pm, and Saturday May 12th, 8am-noon.
“Our horticulture program offers our students hands on experience in gardening, [...]

OSU hosts Drive Less Connect Social

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Join us Wednesday at noon in MU 211 to learn about the new regional rideshare system OSU is using, supported by the Oregon and Washington departments of transportation, and many other stakeholder groups.
Drive Less Connect is an online rideshare program intended to help get you to your destinations more efficiently.  Whether you want to match [...]

Annual Earth Week celebration starts Saturday!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The long-standing Earth Week celebration at OSU is a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and engagement, taking place April 21-28 this year.
Whether you are interested in bringing out your wild side at Earth Ball 2012, getting your hands into the dirt at the annual Hoo Haa at the Organic [...]

Philosophy Talk live taping: The Moral Costs of Climate Change

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hosts Stanford philosophers John Perry and Ken Taylor will discuss “The Moral Costs of Climate Change” with guest Allen Thompson from the OSU School of History, Philosophy and Religion, and co-editor of the new book “Ethical Adaption to Climate Change.”
The live taping will also feature by a report from the Philosophy [...]

Earth Day Service Project 2012

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting an Earth Day service project on Saturday April 21st from 8:15am to 1:15pm! Join us for a morning of litter patrol, invasive species removal, and light pruning along a vibrant wetlands habitat. Dunawi Creek features prominently in Starker Arts Park & adjacent Sunset Park (with an interpretive boardwalk), [...]

Strengthening Sustainability Curriculum across the Disciplines regional conference April 20

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

How can sustainability concepts be effectively integrated across the disciplines and what is the role of scientific literacy specifically in advancing sustainability education?

What various forms does place-based learning take at campuses across the region, as well as nationally and globally, and how can we design curriculum that can help drive solutions to pressing regional issues [...]

Sneak Peek at Earth Week 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Over 40 years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S.  to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities [...]

Three ways to celebrate Arbor Day 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

From increased property values, to clean air and water, to better test scores from kids, trees provide city dwellers with a long list of social, economic, and environmental benefits.  For Oregonians, one day just isn’t enough to express our appreciation for all the great services trees provide. So we celebrate a whole Arbor Week!
This year, [...]