Archive for the ‘Community Sustainability’ Category

Corvallis makes Georgetown University Energy Prize quarterfinals!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Corvallis has made it to the quarterfinals for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. Now that we’ve made it this far, we need everyone’s help to save more energy than the 49 other American cities in the competition.
The winning city will be judged based on reductions in energy use, [...]

Rethinking our Wardrobe: Saving the World and our Wallets

Monday, January 19th, 2015

We all need clothes. Frequently, we find ourselves buying more clothes. We add to our closets when our old clothes don’t fit us anymore or are completely falling apart. We update our wardrobe for the new school year, to keep up with new fashion trends or when we get a new job. When we [...]

Win a Free Copy of The Sixth Extinction

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She will be speaking at  OSU on Monday, February 2nd, at 7 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center. Kolbert has received multiple awards for her writings including the American Association for the [...]

The Trade Off Conjecture

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Over the last several decades the sustainability movement has gained great momentum. Legislation has slowly started to work in favor of sustainability, recycling programs have been enacted in various organizations and sustainability has become an integrated area of study across the globe. Unfortunately, there is still one aspect of the sustainable movement that is [...]

Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Volunteer Program

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do to help? OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program brings people together to talk about what steps to take. The goals of the program are to get people talking about [...]

Help Combat Climate Change as a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward!

Friday, December 12th, 2014

OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program engages the local community in climate change actions on a household level.  Program goals are: to engage the general public in a climate change conversation, to give the public tools to lower CO2 emissions on a household level, and to provide skills to live [...]

Portland to host this year’s annual aashe conference

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This year the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education will be holding their annual Conference and Expo in our very own Portland, Oregon. With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America.
What is AASHE you ask? AASHE is an organization [...]

Energize Corvallis: Now Hiring Interns

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Looking for an internship this academic year? Interested in helping Corvallis pursue its sustainability goals and projects? Look no further than Energize Corvallis.

Energize Corvallis is a local organization dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy efficient and climate-friendly cities in the United States. They are a collaboration between the City of Corvallis, [...]

Corvallis Car Free Day

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Gear Up for the 5th Annual Car Free Day in Corvallis!
This year’s Car Free Festival will take place Sunday, September 21st, at Riverfront Park in Corvallis with Car Free Day following on Monday the 22nd.
On Sunday, there will be back to back events from 1-4 pm including music, food, kid’s activities, information booths, games and [...]