Archive for February, 2014

Question of the Week: Disposal of E-Waste

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU spork.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
Many electronic waste items include hazardous materials. Because of this, what three types of e-waste are [...]

Recycling Mythbusters: Biodegradable vs. Compostable

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

If you throw a biodegradable item into the compost at home, it will break down into a more natural form – for instance, biodegradable paper will turn into tiny bits of paper. However it will not offer nutrients to the soil in a compost bin. This is why biodegradable products do not belong in compost [...]

Resident Hall Recycling Competition results are in

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Resident Hall Recycling Competition has come to an end, and the results are in: Halsell emerged the victor, finishing the competition with 3.63 lbs of recycling per person.
Following in second and third were Bloss and West, with 2.92 and 2.86 pounds of recycling respectively.
Every res. hall will receive Inter-Hall Challenge points dependent upon their [...]

Oregon State ranked in top ten Greenest Universities by BestColleges

Monday, February 24th, 2014

A recent write-up by BestColleges.com documented Oregon State University as the ninth greenest university in
the United States. The website put together the list based on STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Rating, and Assessment System) scores given to each school through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
BestColleges published their top 32 picks for the [...]

Campus Conservation Nationals 2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Campus Conservation Nationals is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! There are high hopes [...]

Question of the Week: Triangle on plastic items

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 20 oz. OSU water bottle.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
On many plastic items, there is a number surrounded by a triangle. What [...]

Oregon State Alums help outfit Team USA in Sochi

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Two Oregon State Alums, Dan and Jeanne Carver, own Oregon’s Imperial Stock Farm located on 50 square miles of the High Desert. Dan graduated from the Corvallis Campus in 1956 with a degree in business administration and technology, while Jeanne obtained her masters in Physical Education in 1979. The pair, their son Blaine, and his [...]

Recycling Mythbusters: Contamination in Recycling

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

By Mythbuster Kyle Reed
Who are the Recycling Mythbusters?
We are Kyle “Reedcycler” Reed, Amanda “Jill of All Trades” Abbott and Rachel “Waste Watcher” Tholl. This term we will be introducing you to some recycling-based myths, and busting them so you don’t have to.

Together we are the Recycling Mythbusters.
We don’t just tell the myths, we put them to [...]

Transformation without Apocalypse: How to Live Well on an Altered Planet

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

The Spring Creek Project’s Winter Symposium kicks off tomorrow and runs through Saturday

The College of Liberal Arts– Spring Creek Project, presents Transformation Without Apocalypse, a two-day event discussing climate change, alternative visions of the future, and community awareness. The event will take place in LaSelles Stewart Center, beginning Valentine’s Day and running until 7:30 PM [...]

Share recycling e-cards with your Valentine!

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

If you are interested in sustainability, and presumably you are as a visitor of this blog, you may be thinking about how to go beyond throw-away trinkets to show your love this Valentine’s Day.
Might we suggest you both show your support for sustainability and appreciation for your loved ones by sharing recycling-themed E-Cards?
Visit THIS FACEBOOK [...]