Archive for July, 2012

Campus Recycling’s top 10 achievements from 2011-12

Monday, July 30th, 2012

The 2011-2012 year came to a close one month ago today, and we at Campus Recycling have been reflecting on how it went, and planning for the next. Here are 10 achievements we’d like to highlight from this past year (in no particular order):
1. AMERICA RECYCLES DAY
Hosted an event on this nationally recognized day that [...]

OSU F&A Picnic nearly zero waste, recycling staff recognized

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Campus Recycling got two great pieces of news from the OSU Finance and Admin BBQ yesterday:
1) Award-Winning Staff!
Firstly, our student outreach assistant Lindsey Almarode won the Outstanding Student award in all of Finance and Admin at OSU! The award goes to a student who “demonstrates commitment to excellence in achieving his/her unit’s goals. This [...]

Hot Days, Hot Prices at the OSUsed Store in August

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Surplus Property has doubled our OSUsed Store sale hours for the month of August, bringing you extra opportunities to shop used household items, computers, furniture, sporting goods, bicycles and much more!

Our sale dates in August:

Evening Sale Wed, 8/1, 5:30-7:30 pm
Saturday Sale Sat, 8/4, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Afternoon Sale Wed, 8/8, [...]

S.S.I. Now Accepting Applications for Fee Board Positions

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

The SSI is now accepting applications for two openings on the SSI Fee Board. These are volunteer positions and Fee Board members are collectively responsible for the advancement, effectiveness, health, and longevity of the SSI.

Applications should include a current resume and a cover letter addressing why you are interested in the position and what you [...]

Solar Trailer Battery Upgrade

Thursday, July 19th, 2012

The 3.2 volt 180 amp-hour (Ah) Lithium Ion battery has an outstanding life cycle of 2000 (number of times the battery can withstand being completely charged and then discharged).  There are 16 high capacity battery packs,  each containing 3 individual batteries connected in parallel to reach 540Ah.  Each pack can deliver 540 amps for an hour or [...]

Campus Steam Pipe Insulation

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

As a part of the OSU Sustainability Office, we are working hard to ensure that steam pipes are properly insulated throughout campus.  A few of the mechanical rooms we have installed insulation include Wiegand, Kerr, Dearborn, Hovland, and the Women’s Building.  The most recent mechanical room that needed insulation was East Greenhouse.
East Greenhouse had one [...]

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations are Being Installed!

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Cherry City Electric will begin installing the long awaited electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on campus today. The chargers will be connected to Ecotality’s Blink Network, where the charging station status can be checked from a computer or smartphone. Anybody will be able to charge their cars at Blink charging stations and membership is not [...]