Archive for May, 2014

Energize Corvallis hiring Seeds for the Sol Interns

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Energize Corvallis has Project Coordinator Internships available to assist the “Seeds for the Sol” team. These volunteer internships are ideal for people who have great conversational skills, a passion for renewable energy and community development, and a desire to make real change in our community. Project Coordinator Interns are dedicated to raising awareness about Seeds [...]

Question of the Week: AOR Conference

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 20 oz. 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
The 36th annual AOR Conference and Trade Show features opportunities to attend workshops, tours, [...]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Kyle Knight

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Name: Kyle Knight
Title/Nickname: KKnight
Degree: Industrial Engineering + Economics
Year in School: Senior
When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers?
April 2012.
What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in?
The repair fairs, and get caught green-handed.
What keeps you volunteering with the Waste Watchers?
My favorite part is meeting great people, the [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Decker McElroy

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Decker McElroy was granted a $50 SSI travel grant in order to attend the Divestment Convergence in San Francisco, California in April of 2014. Decker wrote a summary of  the experience for the Ecologue.
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On the weekend of April fourth students from 75 schools across the US and Canada meet to San Francisco for the second [...]

Electric vehicles and the Duck Curve

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

We love it when three of our favorite things come together: solar power, electric vehicles and flattening ducks! Greentech Media recently posted an article on the timing of electric vehicle charging and how it can compliment additional power sent to the electric grid from solar resources.  The basic principle is that as the sun shines [...]

Bike Extravaganza and Alternative Transportation Fair

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

On May 14th the annual Bike Extravaganza took place in the Quad as a part of the Alternative Transportation Fair. Faculty and students were able to register their bikes with Campus Security or decorate their bikes with reused material provided by The Waste Watchers. Other booths included Bike’n’Hike, Sustainable Energy Initiative, Cascades West Rideshare and [...]

Northwest Earth Institute launches new Discussion Course

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

A new Northwest Earth Institute discussion course book has been launched. It’s titled Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. Seeing Systems empowers participants to recognize and respond to the interconnected systems of the world, making effective community action both real and achievable. It offers people a unique opportunity to gather with others to reflect on [...]

Question of the Week: May Repair Fair

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU Cold Cup (with straw).
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
The Repair Fairs are a twice-per-term event that provide free repairs and demonstrations [...]

Get Your Fix: Repair Fair this Thursday

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

OSU Campus Recycling will be hosting the final Repair Fair of the school year this Thursday, May 22 from 6 – 8 pm. The event will be held at the Recycling Warehouse (644 SW 13th St.)
Bring your broken items and questions and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things, and attend demos [...]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Andrea Norris

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Name: Andrea Norris
Title/Nickname: Known as Dre in the WW. Marketing & Development Coordinator for Campus Recycling.
Degree: B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife
Year in School:Graduated in 2008
When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers?
I’m fortunate enough to be a founding mother! Our volunteer team officially named itself the Waste Watchers in the summer of 2012.
What has [...]