Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

Drive Less Save More: South Town

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The City of Corvallis is hosting free transportation outreach events all summer in South Corvallis.  While the “Drive Less Save More: Southtown” campaign is geared toward South Corvallis residents, the events are open to anyone! The next event is the Sage Concert Family Bike Ride on Thursday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The ride will [...]

Alaffia Bike Donation

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Have an extra or broken bike? On Saturday, June 21st the First Alternative Co-op North Store will be hosting an Alaffia Bike Donation drive. So far Alaffia has collected more than 3,500 bikes and shipped them to students in 40 different rural villages in central Togo. All viable bikes are restored and given to students [...]

Electric vehicles and the Duck Curve

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

We love it when three of our favorite things come together: solar power, electric vehicles and flattening ducks! Greentech Media recently posted an article on the timing of electric vehicle charging and how it can compliment additional power sent to the electric grid from solar resources.  The basic principle is that as the sun shines [...]

Bike Extravaganza and Alternative Transportation Fair

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

On May 14th the annual Bike Extravaganza took place in the Quad as a part of the Alternative Transportation Fair. Faculty and students were able to register their bikes with Campus Security or decorate their bikes with reused material provided by The Waste Watchers. Other booths included Bike’n’Hike, Sustainable Energy Initiative, Cascades West Rideshare and [...]

Drive Less Save More SouthTown paid internship

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Cascades West Rideshare, in partnership with the City of Corvallis and Oregon Department of Transportation, is launching a campaign called Drive Less Save More SouthTown to help South Corvallis residents walk, bike, and use transit more often.
Cascades West Rideshare is selecting an intern to serve as an Outreach Ambassador to conduct outreach and administrative tasks [...]

Drive Less Connect – Get There Campaign

Monday, May 12th, 2014

For those who don’t know Drive Less Connect is a three state wide (Oregon, Washington and Idaho) carpooling and trip tracking system. It is free and easy to use. If you aren’t already a member, now is a great time to join! The annual “Get There Challenge” just started up and will be running until [...]

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 [...]

OSU Sustainability Office Hiring for Three Student Worker Postions

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Join the OSU Sustainability Office Team!

The OSU Sustainability Office seeks outgoing and enthusiastic students to fill three different paid positions beginning in May 2014 and running through at least the 2015 school year. All positions are available to work study and non-work-study students. Applications are due midnight, April 27, 2014.

Positions:

Digital Media and Marketing Student:
The OSU Sustainability [...]

Oregon Drive Less Challenge Recap

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Thank you all for helping promote the first-annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge! We not only surpassed our local goal of eliminating 78,000 single-occupant-vehicle miles Oct. 21 – Nov. 1, but we also surpassed the statewide goal of eliminating a half million miles. In Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, we eliminated 96,488 miles during the Challenge. Statewide, we [...]

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 [...]