Archive for March, 2014

Eco Event Month

Monday, March 24th, 2014

The month of February may as well be renamed Sustainability month on the Oregon State Campus. Recycle Mania and Campus Conservation Nationals are both national sustainability focused campus wide competitions that take place and overlap during the month of February. In addition to the campus versus campus competition, both have residence hall competitions. To capitalize [...]

TOP Indicators help with Tracking Oregon’s Progress

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Newly released by the Oregon Community Foundation and the OSU Rural Studies Program, Tracking Oregon’s Progress, or TOP Indicators are a new addition to the Oregon Explorer and Rural Communities Explorer’s Communities Reporter Tool.  They are aimed at helping understand trends in Oregon’s economy, people and communities and environment.

The TOP indicators include 89 metrics from [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Danielle Heenehan

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Danielle Heenehan received an SSI Travel Grant for $160.90 to attend the Portland Mushroom Cultivation Weekend in November of 2013. Danielle wrote a short summary and brought back a few pictures for the Ecologue.
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Fungi are some of the most important and ecologically diverse groups of organisms on the planet. They play an important role [...]

Question of the Week: Confidential Shredding Discount

Wednesday, March 19th, 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
This week, we are offering a discount for any departments who place a confidential shred request. [...]

Dept. Shredding Discount Week offers 50% off and a chance to win RecycleMania

Monday, March 17th, 2014

In order to encourage OSU departments to recycle during the RecycleMania competition, Campus Recycling is offering a Departmental Shredding Discount Week this week, Monday-Friday, March 17-21.
OSU departments that submit confidential paper pick-up requests online during this timeframe will get 50% off (regular price is 15¢ per lb.). Please note that only paper from OSU departments [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Casey Taylor

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

SSI Travel Grantee Casey Taylor writes about her experience at the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August of 2013.

Campus Conservation Nationals Water Reads

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Howdy All! Today is the final day of water meter reads for this years conservation competition and what a beautiful day to end such an important and uplifting event. Y’all did a great job this year keep up the good work and enjoy the sunshine!

Get Caught Green Handed

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Throughout the second week of March, members of SSI and the “Waste Watchers” sought out to catch students at OSU on their best ‘green’ behavior. Those that were seen recycling, composting, reusing, or performing other healthy environmental activities were rewarded with a variety of prizes. This promotion of being “green” was held throughout all [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Allison Marshall

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Allison Marshall is an SSI Travel Grantee from November 2013. This is her blog post about her travel to the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.

Question of the Week: RecycleMania Civil War

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win an OSU ChicoBag.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
Every year for RecycleMania, OSU and UO become locked in a civil war to see who can [...]