Archive for the ‘Natural Features and Landscaping’ Category

NOW HIRING: Website Developer Intern for the Spring Creek Project

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

The challenge of the Spring Creek Project is to bring together the practical wisdom of the environmental sciences, the clarity of philosophical analysis, and the creative, expressive power of the written word, to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relation to the natural world.
Position Summary: The website developer will work closely with Spring [...]

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, [...]

Energy and Water Use Changes with the Seasons

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Summer is upon us!  The wildflowers are blooming and the (native) grasses are getting taller.  As seasons change so does the way we use energy and water.  Even though OSU strives to become a more efficient user of energy and water we still have a large footprint overall.  In the winter, OSU uses lots of [...]

Earth Day Service Project 2012

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

The Center for Civic Engagement is hosting an Earth Day service project on Saturday April 21st from 8:15am to 1:15pm! Join us for a morning of litter patrol, invasive species removal, and light pruning along a vibrant wetlands habitat. Dunawi Creek features prominently in Starker Arts Park & adjacent Sunset Park (with an interpretive boardwalk), [...]

All-natural art project at People’s Park is finished and it looks amazing!

Friday, November 4th, 2011

Check-out video and webpage for this stunning project!

Wild Willow: Outdoor Sculpture at OSU in the Works!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

Check out the creative natural sculpture coming to People’s Park this month!
Patrick Dougherty, sculptor of the currently coalescing Wild Willow display, has made his large outdoor sculptures in over 200 locations in the United States, France, Italy, Mexico, Germany, and many other countries. His design is unique in that he has chosen sculpture materials growing [...]

Earth Week Continues through Saturday

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Earth Week is halfway done but 14 events still remain, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn about sustainability at OSU and get involved!
On Saturday, Campus Recycling had the opportunity to interact with the off campus community at the annual EarthFaire, organized by the Corvallis Environmental Center, distributing Earth Week info and inviting citizens to [...]

Earth Week 2011 Presents a Diverse Lineup

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Pull out your calendar, because it’s time to start writing in what events you’ll be attending this year for Earth Week!
With a lineup of 32 events, you are sure to find plenty that tickle your fancy and fit your schedule. Especially try not to miss one of the biggest sustainability events of the year at [...]

Sneak peek into Earth Week 2011

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Over 40 years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S.  to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities have not occurred every [...]

Earth Week 2011 registration now open

Monday, March 14th, 2011

Is your department or local organization involved in sustainability? Are you interested in recruiting participants? Sharing information? Showcasing your eco-accomplishments? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might be a good fit for OSU’s annual Earth Week celebration!
Please consider signing up for a free booth at the annual OSU Earth Week Community [...]