Archive for the ‘Community Sustainability’ Category

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 [...]

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 [...]