Archive for July, 2013

91% diversion achieved at staff picnic

Friday, July 26th, 2013

Good news: at yesterday’s OSU Finance & Administration staff picnic, we diverted 91% of waste (by volume)!

We diverted an estimated 180 gallons of recycling and compost from the landfill – that’s equivalent to 14 kitchen trash cans!
Thank you to the picnic organizers, waste station volunteers and attendees for helping us walk our (sustainability) talk.

Energize Corvallis is Now Hiring: Fall Term Public Outreach Interns

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Attention Oregon State University Undergrads!
Energize Corvallis is now hiring Fall Public Outreach Interns to work on their Communities and Campuses take charge program. The internship gives students the opportunity to receive 3-12 OSU Internship credits as well as valuable work experience, and the chance to strengthen their resume.
The application deadline is August 15th, and the [...]

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to host Edible Front-Yard Garden Tour

Tuesday, July 9th, 2013

Spend your Wednesday evening learning how to live and eat sustainably!
Looking for ways to give back to the Corvallis community this summer? Tomorrow evening, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Food Action Team is hosting the third of a series of Edible Front-Yard Garden tours! The tour will be a guided walking tour throughout five different [...]

OSU Solar Vehicle Team places first at Major Track Race

Friday, July 5th, 2013

The Oregon State University Solar Vehicle Team took home gold at last week’s Formula Sun Grand Prix in Austin, Texas. The team drove the vehicle that they designed and built 656 miles and 193 laps around the Circuit of the Americas track. OSU competed against 11 other University teams from across the country. They were followed closely [...]

Students donate 13 tons to nonprofits during campus move-out

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Volunteers stood around a large table, sorting through the items left to charity by the students on campus. More donations rolled forward in orange carts, slightly damp from the heavy rain outside. Filling the carts to the brim, the donations came in many different states: from fresh unopened food, to well-worn shoes and dusty rugs.
In [...]

Red, White & Blue Dot Sales at the OSUsed Store July 3rd & 6th

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Come to the store for our Wednesday evening and/or Saturday sale where many items will be marked 25, 50 or 75% off! Public sale times:

Wednesday, July 3, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 6, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Items will be marked with red, white and blue tags: all white tags 25% off, all blue dots [...]