Archive for October, 2013

How to Avoid Car-Related Headaches During School Day Football Games

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

There are plenty of ways of getting to school and getting to the game this Friday (Nov. 1st) without a car. You could walk, bike, take the bus, use Drive Less Connect, scooter, skateboard, rollerskate, pogo-stick, get your friends to carry you, hire a dog sled team, landsail. There are millions of ways to [...]

Be Bright! Be Seen! Campaign hits OSU Quad this Wednesday

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Calling all Alternative Transportation Advocates!

Be Bright! Be Seen! is an annual collaborative event put on by the joint forces of Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis in an effort to increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety around campus and Corvallis. The campaign encourages those who use alternative modes of transportation to stay illuminated [...]

Local Eats Week 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

In celebration of Local Eats Week, multiple restaurants in the local area are currently offering special $6 plates of delicious, locally-sourced food. From October 18 until the 24, restaurants will have a special dish available that is made with local ingredients from the six surrounding counties of Linn, Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, and Polk. The [...]

Take Charge of your Carbon Emissions This Fall

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The OSU Sustainability Office and Energize Corvallis have teamed up to help answer some burning questions.
Did you know that by placing a 6-inch pan on an 8-inch burner you are wasting about 40% of the heating energy being used to prepare food?  …or that properly inflated tires save about 3% of your fuel use, the equivalent [...]

Learn D.I.Y. skills at the October and November Repair Fairs

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

The Repair Fairs are back! Come to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Thursday, October 24th between the hours of 6 and 8 pm for our first Repair Fair of the year.
Bring your broken items and questions and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things, and attend demos [...]

Clean Plate Challenge, World Food Day

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

October 16th is World Food Day – a global effort to end world hunger. At OSU’s Student Sustainability Initiative, we’re focusing our efforts not on new modes of farming, but what we can do right now to have an impact. We came up with the Clean Plate Challenge to call attention to the food that [...]

Volunteer with the Waste Watchers! Here’s how.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Who are the Waste Watchers?

Waste Watchers is a joint group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, and empowerment of future leaders.

Meet some of our members in these other blog posts. You [...]