Archive for the ‘Student Sustainability Initiative’ Category

Volunteer with the Waste Watchers! Here’s how.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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 [...]

Come to the Waste Watchers’ Meet ‘n’ Eat: Oct. 2, 5:30-6:30 pm

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Learn about the Waste Watchers, a joint volunteer group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative, at our first event of the year – the Meet ‘n’ Eat.
The mission of the Waste Watchers is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, and [...]

Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Three Waters Project

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Have you visited the First Alternative Natural Food Co-op South Store lately?
If you have, you might have noticed bright mango colored containers surrounding the building. These containers are a part of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Three Waters Project which will soon be launched into the Corvallis community! The Three Waters Project encourages more efficient use [...]

Final Repair Fair Wed. May 29: Free repairs and demonstrations

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Come to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Wednesday, May 29th between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 pm for our last Repair Fair of the year!
Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things.
Save money, save natural resources and be part of a DIY [...]

What are the Repair Fairs? Watch the video and save the date for May 29!

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Have you heard about the Repair Fairs? If not, be sure to watch our video which gives an inside look:

The video was filmed by Waste Watcher Jodie Davaz at the February Repair Fair.
Be sure to mark your calendars, for we will be holding our last Repair Fair of the year on Wednesday, May 29 from [...]

Repair Fair Monday, April 29: Free repairs and demonstrations

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Come to the Recycling Warehouse at 644 SW 13th Street on Monday, April 29th between the hours of 6 and 8 pm for our Repair Fair!
Bring your broken items and questions; volunteers will help you learn how to repair your things!
Save money, save natural resources and be part of a growing culture of reuse.
Repair skills [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Congrats Weatherford and Hawley Halls: Eco-Challenge winners!

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Congratulations for the Res. Hall Eco-Challenge Month winners, Weatherford for recycling and Hawley for electricity!
Weatherford recycled the most, 3.1 pounds per person over the three weeks, and won the RecycleMania Res. Hall trophy.
Hawley used the least amount of electricity compared to an earlier baseline, and won a certificate.
See the full results here and learn about [...]

RecycleMania continues with a collection week, clothing swap and confidential discount

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

RecycleMania is a 10-week national recycling competition between universities, which started January 20th and runs through March 30th.
OSU is competing to recycle the most both nationally and in the Civil War with the University of Oregon. As you can see, it is a tight competition this year!

Calendar
Events and other opportunities are offered every week; here’s [...]