Archive for the ‘Community Sustainability’ Category

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 [...]

Corvallis Performs a Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Sustainability Program specialist Scott Dybvad got in touch with us about the city’s first Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
“The City of Corvallis released results of the first Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The final report shows overall greenhouse gas emissions for the community in 2012 were 1,257,115 Metric Tons Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (MT CO2e). The year 2012 was [...]

Drive Less Save More SouthTown paid internship

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Cascades West Rideshare, in partnership with the City of Corvallis and Oregon Department of Transportation, is launching a campaign called Drive Less Save More SouthTown to help South Corvallis residents walk, bike, and use transit more often.
Cascades West Rideshare is selecting an intern to serve as an Outreach Ambassador to conduct outreach and administrative tasks [...]

Alternative Zero Week Trip Opportunity

Sunday, May 11th, 2014

Trip Basics:

2014 Alternative Break Trip – Zero Week, Monday June 16th to Friday June 20th
Exploring Cultural Engagement, Policy Issues, & Community Wellbeing: Warm Springs, Oregon

Trip Cost: $75  (includes 4 dinners & 1 lunch)
The Details
Discover various factors impacting cultural engagement, tribal policy and community well being in Warm Springs by exploring elements of tribal governance, food [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Amy Kordosky

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Amy Kordosky received an SSI Travel Grant of $250 to travel to Costa Rica during OSU’s Spring break and participate in a construction & renovation project in San Jose. She wrote up a blog post for the Ecologue to describe her experience and provided a few pictures.
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Ten engineers from Oregon State University, including myself, went [...]

Sustainable printing, it’s not all about the paper!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

When printing in an office or for school you may be printing large amounts of material multiple times. Printing double sided, and trimming down content is always a great way to cut back on material use. Those are great ways to start, but if you could save yourself even more money at the printer by [...]

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 [...]

Third Climate Change Conversation to be Hosted Tomorrow

Monday, March 10th, 2014

Content adapted from Debra Whigbes
Seven Steps toward a More Sustainable Household
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 11th at 7:00 PM
Place: Corvallis-Benton County Library (645 NW Monroe)
Feeling helpless about climate change and don’t know what to do?  Consider this. Seven experts will talk about how good it can be on the path toward a low-carbon footprint.  Each [...]

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 [...]