Archive for June, 2012

Corvallis to Newport vanpool seeks riders

Friday, June 29th, 2012

A Corvallis to Newport (and Hatfield Marine Science Center) vanpool is seeking new riders for the months of July and August!
Current HMSC Vanpool Information:
CALENDAR/RIDER SCHEDULE
Leaving Corvallis to Newport: 6:15 am (arriving 7:30 am)
Leaving Newport to Philomath – Corvallis: 4:30 pm (arriving 5:45 pm)
Current Pickup and Drop off Locations:
OSU Campus Location: OSU Motorpool or Corvallis Hilton(HUT connection) – Flagstop
Corvallis Location: [...]

On-campus students give over 10 tons to nonprofits during move-out

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Another academic year has come and gone at OSU, and with the end of the year came the annual Residence Hall Move-Out Donation Drive, an effort to encourage students to donate as much as possible as they move out of the residence halls. This year OSU beat last year’s record and exceeded our 20,000-pound donation [...]

“Energy: A Community Conversation” by the CSC Energy Action Team

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is sponsoring the third in a series of meetings, titled “Energy: A Community Conversation”, to review and revise each of the 12 topic areas included in the 2008 Community Sustainability Action Plan. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 25 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Corvallis Benton County [...]

Sustainability Office Hiring Transportation Project Student Technician

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The OSU Sustainability Office is recruiting a student employee with transportation-related experience to research and implement alternative transportation projects and staff several committees.  The successful candidate should have some knowledge of basic transportation demand management principles and will work 20-40 hours per week during summer and 10-20 hours per week during the academic year, working [...]

Join the da Vinci Days Green Team, get free festival admission

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

Calling all Waste Warriors!
Campus Recycling is once again coordinating composting and recycling at the annual da Vinci Days Festival (July 20-22) and we need your help!
Sign-up soon to get your preferred shifts, and free festival admission.
How to Volunteer
You will either staff a recycling station – greeting attendees and helping them sort their waste into compost, [...]

OSU Ranks High as Bike-Friendly Campus

Sunday, June 10th, 2012

OSU  is one of the top ten most bike-friendly campuses in the nation, according to Best Colleges Online. The OSU ranking was partly based on the university’s location in Corvallis, which is known as the second most bike-friendly town in the nation. 97% of Corvallis’s streets have bike lanes, and more people (by [...]

SSI Spring Sustainability Celebration

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The SSI is hosting the Spring Sustainability Celebration, bringing together passionate students and staff to acknowledge this year’s sustainability accomplishments at OSU. Join us for live music, fresh vegetarian/vegan food, a container growing workshop, outdoor activities, and group presentations which are all taking part in this end of the year event. There will be plenty [...]

Students encouraged to give to non-profits during move-out

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

On-Campus Students
Now and through June 15, OSU Campus Recycling, Surplus Property and University Housing and Dining are coordinating the Res. Hall Move-Out Donation Drive – an effort to reduce waste and benefit community non-profit organizations.
Last year, nearly 18,000 pounds of material was diverted from the landfill and given to local non-profits. The goal this year [...]

Discovering Sense of Place

Monday, June 4th, 2012

To geographers, “sense of place” refers to shared perceptions among a group of people used to describe unique characteristics of a specific area or region. Experiencing a sense of place involves personal attachment to a community and/or bioregion. For example, I live in Corvallis and have an attachment to university here, to the people here, [...]

Energy and Water Use Changes with the Seasons

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Summer is upon us!  The wildflowers are blooming and the (native) grasses are getting taller.  As seasons change so does the way we use energy and water.  Even though OSU strives to become a more efficient user of energy and water we still have a large footprint overall.  In the winter, OSU uses lots of [...]