Archive for the ‘Natural Features and Landscaping’ Category

Naturescape Your Yard Workshop

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

Tonight at 7:30 PM is the first of a 3 week workshop where Beth Young will teach how to bring the beauty of nature to your own backyard without using pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, or even excessive watering! Learn how to work with nature to create the garden you’ve always wanted! The class, “Naturescape Your Yard”, 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 [...]

Centennial Tree Celebration/ Arbor Day /Earth Week/Tree Planting

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Celebrate ArborDay and Earth Week with a Tree Planting on the Library Quad.
One Hundred years ago the class of 1913 planted the majestic elm trees we now enjoy in the Library Quad.
Come join in as we plant a tree as a gift to the next 100 years and honor and appreciate the gift of 1913
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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 [...]

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 [...]

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), [...]