Archive for November, 2012

Discounted registration for the Oregon Higher Ed Sustainability Conference ends Monday!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Early discounted registration for the Oregon Higher Education Sustainability Conference ends Monday night, Dec.3 at which point prices will increase.  This year’s lineup of speakers includes David Kenney, President and Executive Director of Oregon BEST.

The conference sessions have also been announced and include and a wide variety of topics and presenters such as PCC Sylvania’s [...]

America Recycles Day collection event exceeds 2011 results

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

On November 15, OSU hosted its second annual special recycling collection event in the Memorial Union Brick Mall for America Recycles Day.
The purpose of the event was to give the opportunity to recycle hard-to-recycle items all in one convenient location, as well as educate people about recycling and waste reduction all year long. Materials collected [...]

Next Repair Fair offered on November 26th

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Come to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Monday, November 26 between the hours of 6 and 8 pm for our second Repair Fair, this one for the month of November.
Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things (see list below for what’s on [...]

Energy Civil War: Oregon in the lead as of November 16th

Friday, November 16th, 2012

The University of Oregon is ahead after two days of the Energy Civil War.
However, Oregon State is off to a great start this morning. There will be one more reading for this week and then we’ve got all weekend to try and close the gap before the home stretch next week!
The Energy Civil War runs [...]

October Drive Less Connect Winners and another opportunity to win!

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

Congratulations to Krista, Megan, Marie, Susanne and Nick, the winners of the October Drive Less Connect Incentive.  They will be enjoying some delicious American Dream Pizza for logging non-drive-alone trips.  If you aren’t one of those who won a gift card during the last incentive, it’s not too late to log some trips for the [...]

AASHE Conference 2012

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Oregon State University is a proud member of AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE has been bringing colleges and universities together since 2001 to advance sustainability in higher education worldwide. Members of AASHE include universities like OSU, 16 other colleges and universities in Oregon including some Oregon based businesses [...]

Internship Opportunity with Energy Corvallis – Applications Due Friday, November 16

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Energize Corvallis is accepting applications for 2013 Public Outreach Interns. This is a great opportunity for OSU students who have a passion for energy conservation and sustainability and a desire to help Corvallis become one of the most energy efficiency communities in the nation. Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Interns are dedicated to raising awareness about energy efficiency [...]

Refer A Friend and New Customer Sale at the OSUsed Store Nov. 14

Friday, November 9th, 2012

Come to the OSUsed Store on Wednesday, November 14th at 12 to 3 p.m., at which all new OSUsed Store customers and the friends that refer them will get 25% off their entire purchase!
Existing customers who bring in a new customer will get a coupon for 25% off their entire purchase on November 14th.
New customers [...]

America Recycles Day @ OSU: Special Recycling Collection Event Nov. 15

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

To celebrate America Recycles Day, OSU wants to help you recycle your hard-to-recycle items! Our special recycling collection event will be held on Thursday, November 15 at 12:00 – 4:00 PM in the Memorial Union Brick Mall.
What is Accepted:
Bring any of the following items to this event for FREE recycling:

Styrofoam – rigid blocks, bendable blocks, [...]

Welcome the Eco-Reps!

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

This year the OSU Sustainability Office, Campus Recycling, UHDS, RHA, Student Leadership and SSI came together to create the Eco-Representative Pilot Program for school year 2012/2013 in select resident halls.  This program was developed with the goal of hiring resident representatives in select resident halls to represent OSU Campus Sustainability.

Eco-Reps are responsible for advancing and [...]