Archive for October, 2012

OSU selling historic homes and structures

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Oregon State University is selling five structures, three of which are historic, including three houses, a garage and a shed.
All structures are being sold separately, under a sealed bid auction. The sales do not include the land and all structures must be removed from OSU property at the buyer’s expense, following OSU House Removal Agreement [...]

Do you get questions about OSU sustainability? Share them!

Monday, October 29th, 2012

Campus Recycling and the OSU Sustainability Office are teaming up to produce a session for Training Days 2012.  The session, entitled Sustainability for Campus Communicators, is Wednesday, Nov.14 at 10:00-10:50 am and will cover current and upcoming hot topics and accomplishments that may be useful in your marketing and communications work at OSU.

One focus of [...]

Halloween Sale at the OSUsed Store

Sunday, October 28th, 2012

Celebrate Halloween at the OSUsed Store on Wednesday, October 31st at 12 to 3 p.m. Reach into the foggy “cauldron” for a chance to draw a sale price of 25, 50 or 75% off one item!
Sale price is good on one item purchased on October 31st. Excludes spot bid and online merchandise. Customers have a [...]

Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference session proposals due soon!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

The 2013 Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference will take place January 31 — February 1, 2013 at the Smith Memorial Student Union at Portland State University.

Three important developments have occurred recently.

The deadline for session proposals (PDF) has been extended to at least Nov.2.  Presentations can be 20, 30 or 60 minutes with 15 minutes of [...]

October Repair Fair on the 29th

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Come to the Student Sustainability Center (738 SW 15th St.) on Monday, October 29 between the hours of 6:30 to 9:00 pm for the October Repair Fair. Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things (see list below for what’s on offer this month)! Save money, save [...]

EPA Game Day Challenge on Oct. 20

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

This weekend, October 20th and 21st, OSU will compete in the EPA Game Day Challenge, a nationwide competition between universities to reduce waste at football games. The challenge is to educate football fans about waste reduction, and weigh all the trash and recycling from one game. The EPA takes the data and [...]

Through Nov 30 – Instant Rebates of Up to $2,500 on Home Energy Upgrades

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Does your home feel drafty?  Is your water heater on the brink?  Are your utility bills just too darn high? Clean Energy Works Oregon can help! This program is new to Benton County and Albany, and residents who apply before November 30th will be eligible for up to $2,500 in instant rebates. You’ll also receive:
· Project [...]

Who are the OSU Waste Watchers? They explain in this new video.

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Who are the Oregon State University Waste Watchers? In this video, a few of them explain what they’ve worked on, why they volunteer, and what they’re looking forward to this year.

Thank you to Waste Watcher Jodie Davaz for making this video!
About the group
Waste Watchers is a joint group between Campus Recycling and [...]

NOW HIRING: Website Developer Intern for the Spring Creek Project

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The challenge of the Spring Creek Project is to bring together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.
Position Summary: The website developer will work closely with Spring [...]

Join the Waste Watchers – meetings on Mondays this term

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Have you heard of the Waste Watchers?

We are a joint group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative that works on events and other outreach related to waste reduction on campus. You can become a Waste Watcher too by volunteering with us! Learn more on our volunteer page, or drop by our fall term [...]