Archive for September, 2013

OSU Sustainability Office Now Hiring Eco-Representatives

Monday, September 30th, 2013

Are you living in a Residence Hall on campus?
The OSU Sustainability Office is now seeking to hire four Eco-Representatives for the 2013/2014 school year for Wilson, West, Cauthorn and Halsell Hall. Eco-Reps are paid positions that assist with outreach and other sustainability related programming within the halls they reside.  They help spread the word and [...]

Come to the Waste Watchers’ Meet ‘n’ Eat: Oct. 2, 5:30-6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Learn about the Waste Watchers, a joint volunteer group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, at our first event of the year – the Meet ‘n’ Eat.
The mission of the Waste Watchers is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, and [...]

Car Free Day Celebration! Sunday the 22nd

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

CAR FREE DAY is Sunday, September 22!

Take the Car Free Day Pledge at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CarFreeDay2013

12:30 pm – Group Bike Rides
Meet at one of these neighborhood gathering points to ride together to the Car Free Day Festival at Riverfront Park:

Lincoln School
Starker Arts Park
Benton County Fairgrounds
Chintimini Park/Senior Center
Osborn Aquatic Center
Cheldelin Middle School
Hoover Elementary School

Bike safety [...]

Campus Recycling is now hiring a student Graphic Designer

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Campus Recycling is now recruiting a Student Graphic Designer to join our outreach team, to design and implement print and digital media for the purpose of educating and engaging the OSU community in recycling and waste reduction.

Job Description
Job duties include:
Graphic design (constitutes 60% or more of work hours):

Designing, ordering and distributing print and digital media [...]

OSU Extension Benton County Sustainability Volunteer Program

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Make a difference in your community – join the Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Volunteers. A program to engage the local community in climate change actions on a household level. Attend an eight week course to increase your knowledge of energy savings and sustainable living practices in your own home. Course topics include climate change [...]

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Three Waters Project

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Have you visited the First Alternative Natural Food Co-op South Store lately?
If you have, you might have noticed bright mango colored containers surrounding the building. These containers are a part of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Three Waters Project which will soon be launched into the Corvallis community! The Three Waters Project encourages more efficient use [...]

Fiscal Year 2012 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is Now Available

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

by Sonja Mae
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Fiscal Year 2012 is now available on the OSU’s Sustainability Office webpage.  A Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is an annual report produced by Sonja Mae, Sustainability Program Specialist, and Brandon Trelstad, Sustainability Coordinator.  A Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is a collection of all measurable and verifiable data [...]

Benton County Sustainability is Hiring an Energy Star Intern!

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Are you interested in gaining college credits while learning about sustainability, energy efficiency, and more green related topics?

The Benton County Sustainability Program is seeking motivated students to work with the Sustainability Coordinator to develop an updated energy database for Benton County. The position is expected to begin in October 2013 and run until December [...]