Archive for March, 2013

Healthy Streets Initiative Begins

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The City of Corvallis is inviting Corvallis residents to join in on the Healthy Streets Planning Initiative.  “Healthy streets” are specially designed to be more environmentally friendly as well as safer for everyone.  High visibility crosswalks help reduce vehicle/pedestrian crashes.  Shared-use paths and a bike corridor make biking easier and safer.  Curb extensions with rain [...]

Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group starts April 2

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses are a popular way to engage in locally-relevant conversations about the topics of our time.  More than 130,000 people worldwide have participated in their discussion courses!
Beginning April 2, a Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group is starting in Corvallis at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, NW Circle and 29t St.  Course [...]

Now hiring for a recycling Student Outreach Assistant!

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Campus Recycling is now hiring for a Student Outreach Assistant to assist the Outreach Coordinator in educating and engaging the OSU community in recycling and waste reduction.
Job duties include planning events, coordinating the department compost program, tabling, giving presentations and more.
The student will start work in April 2013 and work 12-20 hours/week, at a starting [...]

Congrats Weatherford and Hawley Halls: Eco-Challenge winners!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Congratulations for the Res. Hall Eco-Challenge Month winners, Weatherford for recycling and Hawley for electricity!
Weatherford recycled the most, 3.1 pounds per person over the three weeks, and won the RecycleMania Res. Hall trophy.
Hawley used the least amount of electricity compared to an earlier baseline, and won a certificate.
See the full results here and learn about [...]

RecycleMania continues with a collection week, clothing swap and confidential discount

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

RecycleMania is a 10-week national recycling competition between universities, which started January 20th and runs through March 30th.
OSU is competing to recycle the most both nationally and in the Civil War with the University of Oregon. As you can see, it is a tight competition this year!

Calendar
Events and other opportunities are offered every week; here’s [...]

OSU Now Recruiting Student Sustainability Advisor

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Oregon State University and the Department of Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) invite applications for our newly created Student Sustainability Advisor.  This position is 12-month, 1.0 FTE professional faculty appointment. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  Applications are due by March 31, 2013.

The Student Sustainability Advisor is charged with supporting and advising the STUDENT SUSTAINABILITY [...]

Film Plastic and E-Waste Collection Week March 6-13: Help OSU win!

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Film Plastic & E-waste Collection Week
Wed, March 6, 9 am – 7:30 pm, and
Weekdays Thurs-Wed, March 7-13, 9 am – 4 pm
Recycling Warehouse (644 SW 13th St.)

Help OSU compete nationally in the RecycleMania electronics and film plastics categories! Bring broken or unused electronics and clean film plastic (see list of accepted items below) for [...]