Archive for the ‘Transportation’ Category

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 [...]

Car Free Day Celebration! Sunday the 22nd

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

CAR FREE DAY is Sunday, September 22!

Take the Car Free Day Pledge at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CarFreeDay2013

12:30 pm – Group Bike Rides
Meet at one of these neighborhood gathering points to ride together to the Car Free Day Festival at Riverfront Park:

Lincoln School
Starker Arts Park
Benton County Fairgrounds
Chintimini Park/Senior Center
Osborn Aquatic Center
Cheldelin Middle School
Hoover Elementary School

Bike safety [...]

New Opportunity to Win from Drive Less Connect!!!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Hello Corvallis! Don’t forget to check out Benton County’s August in Motion publication, which offers fun ways to stay active and enjoy our city this month.  You can find the publication here.
Oregon Cascades West Council of Government is offering special prizes at www.DriveLessConnect.com to encourage you to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus to the Corvallis [...]

New Salem to Corvallis Vanpool

Friday, June 21st, 2013

Calling all Salem to Corvallis commuters! Are you loooking to save money, reduce environmental impact and foster positive sustainable change in the Oregon Community?
Valley Vanpool is recruiting new riders on the daily commuter vanpool running on Highway 99! The van accomodates those working on a 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM schedule. The van picks up [...]

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 [...]