Archive for the ‘Community Sustainability’ Category

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 [...]

OSU student study sustainable business practices in Corvallis

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

In spring 2013, Dr. Hilary Boudet’s class of public policy graduate students embarked on a partnership with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to help answer the following question: How can the Coalition encourage local businesses to implement more sustainable practices? The class also addressed questions of defining what a sustainable business practice looked like.

A primary purpose [...]

2014 Alternative Spring Break applications due Monday!

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

This year, the Center for Civic Engagement is offering three spring break trips from March 22 to March 29, 2014. This is a unique opportunity for students to bond, learn, and serve. Trips for 2014 include:

Hunger & Homelessness in San Francisco, California, Estimated Trip Cost: $435  (includes 4 dinners and breakfast)
Community & Cultural Engagement in [...]

Local Eats Week 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

In celebration of Local Eats Week, multiple restaurants in the local area are currently offering special $6 plates of delicious, locally-sourced food. From October 18 until the 24, restaurants will have a special dish available that is made with local ingredients from the six surrounding counties of Linn, Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, and Polk. The [...]

Take Charge of your Carbon Emissions This Fall

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The OSU Sustainability Office and Energize Corvallis have teamed up to help answer some burning questions.
Did you know that by placing a 6-inch pan on an 8-inch burner you are wasting about 40% of the heating energy being used to prepare food?  …or that properly inflated tires save about 3% of your fuel use, the equivalent [...]

OSU Extension Benton County Sustainability Volunteer Program

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Make a difference in your community – join the Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Volunteers. A program to engage the local community in climate change actions on a household level. Attend an eight week course to increase your knowledge of energy savings and sustainable living practices in your own home. Course topics include climate change [...]