Archive for the ‘Energy’ Category

Corvallis Performs a Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Sustainability Program specialist Scott Dybvad got in touch with us about the city’s first Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
“The City of Corvallis released results of the first Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The final report shows overall greenhouse gas emissions for the community in 2012 were 1,257,115 Metric Tons Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (MT CO2e). The year 2012 was [...]

Electric vehicles and the Duck Curve

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

We love it when three of our favorite things come together: solar power, electric vehicles and flattening ducks! Greentech Media recently posted an article on the timing of electric vehicle charging and how it can compliment additional power sent to the electric grid from solar resources.  The basic principle is that as the sun shines [...]

OSU news research and communications feature solar arrays in recent article

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Content adapted from OSU News & Research Communications, Mark Floyd

OSU takes part in Oregon University System’s “Solar by Degrees” Program
Oregon State University recently brought online the largest of it’s ground mounted solar electric arrays, covering 6 acres on the Corvallis campus.  In a Tuesday article from OSU News & Research Communications, the five ground-mounted photovoltaic [...]

Campus Conservation Nationals 2014 Results

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

Campus Conservation Nationals (CCN) is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! This year, our campus [...]

Campus Conservation Nationals 2014

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Campus Conservation Nationals is the largest conservation competition for colleges and universities in the world! This friendly competition measures the percent reduction of electricity and water usage in the residence buildings on campuses. Last year, the competition saved over 2 million kilowatt-hours of electricity and 1.5 million gallons of water! There are high hopes [...]

Going Going Sold! To Bidder 70!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Tim DeChristopher is famous for his disruption in an oil and gas land lease auction where he outbid the rest in order to protect fragile land in southern Utah.Soon after he was sentenced to two years in federal prison for what was considered a civil disobedient act. Tim has been out of prison for [...]

College of Ag Sciences announces new bioenergy minor

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Are you interested in alternative ways to create fuel? The new bioenergy minor within OSU’s College of Agricultural Sciences provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a growing and diverse field.

Addressing the need for sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels is a society-wide issue with potentially large rewards. Solving this problem is [...]

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 [...]

Car Free Day Celebration! Sunday the 22nd

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

CAR FREE DAY is Sunday, September 22!

Take the Car Free Day Pledge at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CarFreeDay2013

12:30 pm – Group Bike Rides
Meet at one of these neighborhood gathering points to ride together to the Car Free Day Festival at Riverfront Park:

Lincoln School
Starker Arts Park
Benton County Fairgrounds
Chintimini Park/Senior Center
Osborn Aquatic Center
Cheldelin Middle School
Hoover Elementary School

Bike safety [...]

Earth Week kicks off tomorrow! Runs April 20-27.

Friday, April 19th, 2013

At OSU, we have been celebrating Earth Day ever since the first one in 1970. But we’re too hardcore for just one day of observance of this amazing planet we live on, so we celebrate for a full week! Hence: Earth Week, a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and [...]