Archive for the ‘Community Sustainability’ Category

Students donate 13 tons to nonprofits during campus move-out

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Volunteers stood around a large table, sorting through the items left to charity by the students on campus. More donations rolled forward in orange carts, slightly damp from the heavy rain outside. Filling the carts to the brim, the donations came in many different states: from fresh unopened food, to well-worn shoes and dusty rugs.
In [...]

Volunteer as a member of the da Vinci Days Green Team

Tuesday, June 25th, 2013

Are you a waste reduction enthusiast?
Join the 2013 da Vinci Days Green Team and gain free admission to the 25th Annual da Vinci Days Festival running from July 19th to the 21st!
OSU Campus Recycling, in collaboration with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Waste Reduction team, Republic Services, and da Vinci Days are coordinating recycling efforts [...]

Graduate Fellowships available through the National Wildlife Federation

Tuesday, June 18th, 2013

The National Wildlife Federation’s Campus Ecology Program has 2013 Graduate Fellowships available for emerging leaders in the sustainability community. The deadline for application is Sunday, July 14th.
Graduate Fellows will receive a modest grant in addition to the opportunity for leadership development, recognition within the ecology and sustainability world, as well the benefit of working on [...]

Energize Corvallis introduces Going Ductless! Campaign

Friday, May 31st, 2013

Energize Corvallis recently launched a new initiative to increase local energy savings. Going Ductless! brings community members together to learn about the comfort and energy savings of ductless heating and cooling technology,  buy ductless heating and cooling systems, and enjoy the savings from their bulk purchasing power. In tandem with this outreach campaign, The Heat [...]

EARTH DAY SERVICE PROJECTS 2013

Friday, April 5th, 2013

BE ROOTED IN YOUR COMMUNITY!
This year the Center for Civic Engagement is sponsoring 5 environmentally focused service projects in recognition of Earth Day 2013. All projects will be taking place Saturday, April 20th. Morning, afternoon, and all day projects are available. Below summaries of each project and links to registration forms. Pre-registration is required. Participants [...]

Community Solar Survey – respond by Apr.15!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

As announced at the Sustainability Town Hall on March 14, the Energy Action Team (EAT) of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has decided to pursue a community solar project as its next undertaking in 2013.  This supports the Action Team’s goal of increasing local renewable energy production to offset fossil fuel usage.  However, there are many [...]

Healthy Streets Initiative Begins

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

The City of Corvallis is inviting Corvallis residents to join in on the Healthy Streets Planning Initiative.  “Healthy streets” are specially designed to be more environmentally friendly as well as safer for everyone.  High visibility crosswalks help reduce vehicle/pedestrian crashes.  Shared-use paths and a bike corridor make biking easier and safer.  Curb extensions with rain [...]

Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group starts April 2

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses are a popular way to engage in locally-relevant conversations about the topics of our time.  More than 130,000 people worldwide have participated in their discussion courses!
Beginning April 2, a Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group is starting in Corvallis at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, NW Circle and 29t St.  Course [...]

Campuses Take Charge Begins!

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

This February, take charge of your energy use by joining Campuses Take Charge—you could win great prizes and help OSU become one of the most energy efficient campuses in the nation! Go online and choose three energy-saving actions to try for one month. At the end of the month, tell us how it went by [...]

AASHE Conference 2012

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Oregon State University is a proud member of AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. AASHE has been bringing colleges and universities together since 2001 to advance sustainability in higher education worldwide. Members of AASHE include universities like OSU, 16 other colleges and universities in Oregon including some Oregon based businesses [...]