Archive for the ‘Student Sustainability Initiative’ Category

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 [...]

Let’s Build a Trash Monster! Construction Party on Wednesday

Monday, January 27th, 2014

Ready to tap into your creative side?
Come by the Waste Watchers‘ event Let’s Build a Trash Monster: Scrap Sculpture Construction Party on Wednesday, January 29 between 5:30 and 8:00 pm at the OSU Recycling Warehouse (644 SW 13th St.)!

Drop by anytime in the timeframe to lend a hand in building a trash monster sculpture using [...]

Repair Fair Thurs. Jan. 23: Get your fix!

Tuesday, January 21st, 2014

If it’s broke, fix it! Do so by coming to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Thursday, January 23rd between 5:30 and 7:30 pm for our January Repair Fair.
Bring your broken items and questions and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things, and drop-in DIY (do it [...]

Volunteer with the Waste Watchers in winter 2014! Here are 3 ways.

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Who are the Waste Watchers?

Waste Watchers is a joint group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, and empowerment of future leaders.

Meet some of our members in these other blog posts. You [...]

Mark your calendar now for OSU’s winter term Repair Fairs

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

The Repair Fairs are back for 2014 and we will once again offer two for the term. Mark your calendar now so you don’t miss your opportunity to get free repair help for your broken belongings and watch repair demos!
Repair Fairs will continue to be held at the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street [...]