Archive for the ‘Community Sustainability’ Category

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 [...]

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 [...]