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 can become a Waste Watcher too by volunteering with us, in a variety of ways!
How to Volunteer
We regularly have one-time volunteer opportunities, a list of which is hosted on Campus Recycling’s website and is shared 2-4 times per month on our email list. For example, you may spend an hour or two helping at a Repair Fair, staffing a booth or working a waste station at an event. This is a great option for folks who prefer not to commit to regular volunteer times and instead help out here or there.
2) Attend our weekly meetings
All are welcome to drop by our weekly meetings, at which we work on new ways to encourage people to recycle and reduce waste! This term we are working on our Repair Fair events and RecycleMania. This option is perfect for students who are interested in working collaboratively with like-minded people to brainstorm and carry out Waste Watcher projects. This term our meetings are:
When: Mondays 5:30-6:30 pm, except in weeks 3 and 10 (moved to Wednesdays at 5:30-6:30 pm in those weeks). All winter dates: Jan. 6, 13, 22, and 27; Feb. 3, 10, 17, and 24; and March 3 and 12.
Where: OSU Student Sustainability Center, 738 SW 15th St
3) Serve in a chair position
We have two leadership positions currently open on our volunteer team: Chairs of Recruitment and Social activities. This is a great opportunity for students who would to take on a leadership role and build their skills and resume. Find descriptions and sign-up info here.
Have questions about anything above, ideas to share or want to sign-up? Please contact Andrea Norris via email or 541-737-5398.