Archive for the ‘Community Sustainability’ Category

Internship Opportunity with Energy Corvallis – Applications Due Friday, November 16

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Energize Corvallis is accepting applications for 2013 Public Outreach Interns. This is a great opportunity for OSU students who have a passion for energy conservation and sustainability and a desire to help Corvallis become one of the most energy efficiency communities in the nation. Energize Corvallis Public Outreach Interns are dedicated to raising awareness about energy efficiency [...]

OSU selling historic homes and structures

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Oregon State University is selling five structures, three of which are historic, including three houses, a garage and a shed.
All structures are being sold separately, under a sealed bid auction. The sales do not include the land and all structures must be removed from OSU property at the buyer’s expense, following OSU House Removal Agreement [...]

On-campus students give over 10 tons to nonprofits during move-out

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Another academic year has come and gone at OSU, and with the end of the year came the annual Residence Hall Move-Out Donation Drive, an effort to encourage students to donate as much as possible as they move out of the residence halls. This year OSU beat last year’s record and exceeded our 20,000-pound donation [...]

“Energy: A Community Conversation” by the CSC Energy Action Team

Monday, June 18th, 2012

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is sponsoring the third in a series of meetings, titled “Energy: A Community Conversation”, to review and revise each of the 12 topic areas included in the 2008 Community Sustainability Action Plan. The meeting will take place on Monday, June 25 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm in the Corvallis Benton County [...]

Sustainability Office Hiring Transportation Project Student Technician

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The OSU Sustainability Office is recruiting a student employee with transportation-related experience to research and implement alternative transportation projects and staff several committees.  The successful candidate should have some knowledge of basic transportation demand management principles and will work 20-40 hours per week during summer and 10-20 hours per week during the academic year, working [...]

SSI Spring Sustainability Celebration

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

The SSI is hosting the Spring Sustainability Celebration, bringing together passionate students and staff to acknowledge this year’s sustainability accomplishments at OSU. Join us for live music, fresh vegetarian/vegan food, a container growing workshop, outdoor activities, and group presentations which are all taking part in this end of the year event. There will be plenty [...]

Discovering Sense of Place

Monday, June 4th, 2012

To geographers, “sense of place” refers to shared perceptions among a group of people used to describe unique characteristics of a specific area or region. Experiencing a sense of place involves personal attachment to a community and/or bioregion. For example, I live in Corvallis and have an attachment to university here, to the people here, [...]

SAGE Garden Open House seeks volunteers

Friday, May 25th, 2012

The Starker Arts Garden for Education (SAGE) is a 1-acre educational production garden located in Bruce Starker Arts Park in Corvallis.  Entirely volunteer run, the garden is a place to learn and explore growing food with fellow community members.  Produce from the garden is donated to local soup kitchens and food banks.  In 2011 over [...]

CHHS Horticulture Program hosts fourth annual Plant Sale and Garden Tour Fundraiser

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

The College Hill High School Horticulture Program invites the local community to attend their fourth annual Plant Sale and Garden Tour Fundraiser.  The fundraiser will take place at the Harding Center, 510 NW 31st, on Wednesday May 9th, 9am -2pm, and Saturday May 12th, 8am-noon.
“Our horticulture program offers our students hands on experience in gardening, [...]