Archive for the ‘Student Sustainability Initiative’ Category

Earth Week Events!

Monday, April 14th, 2014

OSU Earth Week is fast approaching and sure to be a crowd-pleaser! This year Earth Week takes place from April 20th-26th 2014. We have a long list of really fun and exciting events to check out.

For more information visit:
Our Facebook Page and
The Earth Week Website
New this year: Each day of the week has a theme:

Sunday [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Amy Kordosky

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Amy Kordosky received an SSI Travel Grant of $250 to travel to Costa Rica during OSU’s Spring break and participate in a construction & renovation project in San Jose. She wrote up a blog post for the Ecologue to describe her experience and provided a few pictures.
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Ten engineers from Oregon State University, including myself, went [...]

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 [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Danielle Heenehan

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Danielle Heenehan received an SSI Travel Grant for $160.90 to attend the Portland Mushroom Cultivation Weekend in November of 2013. Danielle wrote a short summary and brought back a few pictures for the Ecologue.
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Fungi are some of the most important and ecologically diverse groups of organisms on the planet. They play an important role [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Casey Taylor

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

SSI Travel Grantee Casey Taylor writes about her experience at the Ecological Society of America’s Annual Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota in August of 2013.

SSI Travel Grantee: Allison Marshall

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

Allison Marshall is an SSI Travel Grantee from November 2013. This is her blog post about her travel to the American Water Resources Association Annual Conference.

Resident Hall Recycling Competition results are in

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

The Resident Hall Recycling Competition has come to an end, and the results are in: Halsell emerged the victor, finishing the competition with 3.63 lbs of recycling per person.
Following in second and third were Bloss and West, with 2.92 and 2.86 pounds of recycling respectively.
Every res. hall will receive Inter-Hall Challenge points dependent upon their [...]

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 [...]

RecycleMania 2014 Kicks Off with M.U. Quad Trash Monster

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

If you have passed through the Memorial Union Quad yet this week, you may have noticed a new presence: a heaping, stinking beast most foul!
The RecycleMania Trash Monster, as it’s known, was built by our student volunteer team the Waste Watchers last week. It is built a monster out of 260 lbs. of trash – [...]

RecycleMania Hall Recycling Competition has begun!

Monday, February 3rd, 2014

RecycleMania 2014, an 8-week Civil War and national recycling competition, launched Saturday and with it began the 4th Annual Hall Recycling Competition.
The annual Hall Recycling Competition, started in 2011, will run for the first 3 weeks of RecycleMania 2014 – February 1-21. The competition is an opportunity to motivate residents to up their [...]