Archive for July, 2014

Drive Less Save More: South Town

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The City of Corvallis is hosting free transportation outreach events all summer in South Corvallis.  While the “Drive Less Save More: Southtown” campaign is geared toward South Corvallis residents, the events are open to anyone! The next event is the Sage Concert Family Bike Ride on Thursday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The ride will [...]

Question of the Week: Weekday Shopping at OSUsed Store

Wednesday, July 23rd, 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
You may have heard of the OSUsed Store, which is run by Surplus Property here on [...]

Free Cob Building Workshop

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Beginning Cob Lessons at the Old Mill Center
The Old Mill Center for Children and Families is currently hosting a summer     camp for children where participants will learn some introductory cob building skills. The goal is to build a small cob playhouse for the center and volunteer work would be a great help to [...]

Corvallis Recycling Block Captains Needed

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Sustainability Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team is inviting Corvallis residents to participate in the Recycling Block Captains program.

As a recycling block captain, you can help educate your neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention, as well as encourage their full participation in the opportunities that Republic Services is currently providing. The time commitment is 1-5 hours [...]

Question of the Week: Plastic Cold Cups

Wednesday, July 16th, 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
Pictured below is a plastic cold cup. Into what bin on campus (excluding [...]

Question of the Week: Benefiting Organizations from Move-out

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 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
OSU students donated 22,408 pounds of donations during this year’s move-out donation drive. Name four of [...]

OSU collects 11 tons during Donation Drive

Monday, July 7th, 2014

We’ve finally finished collecting the weights from the wood donations, and the results are in: OSU students donated 22,408 pounds of donations as a part of the Res. Hall Move-out Donation Drive this year.
The weights by category are as follows:

10,027 pounds of housewares
1,897 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies
6,664 pounds of clothing, bedding, and [...]

Question of the Week: Recycled Water Bottle Energy Savings

Wednesday, July 2nd, 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
Recycling saves energy, as it costs less to recycle a material than it [...]

Student job opening: E-Waste Project Coordinator

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Materials Management (comprised of Campus Recycling and Surplus Property) is hiring one E-Waste Project Coordinator, a student worker position, for fall term 2014.
This position will help OSU become e-Stewards certified for electronic waste disposal by April 2015 (E-Stewards is a standard that is recognized worldwide for organizations who dispose of electronics responsibly). The [...]