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Corvallis Makes Quarterfinals in National Energy Competition

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Corvallis has made it to the quarterfinals for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption.
The Corvallis application was submitted  in June, including letters of support from numerous local businesses and non-profits, Mayor Julie Manning, the Corvallis City Council, and all three utilities: Pacific Power, Consumers Power and Northwest Natural.
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Corvallis Performs a Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Sustainability Program specialist Scott Dybvad got in touch with us about the city’s first Greenhouse Gas Inventory.
“The City of Corvallis released results of the first Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory. The final report shows overall greenhouse gas emissions for the community in 2012 were 1,257,115 Metric Tons Carbon Dioxide Equivalent (MT CO2e). The year 2012 was [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Tyler McFadden

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Tyler McFadden received a $500 SSI travel grant to attend the International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat in Mazatlan, Mexico. Tyler wrote an Ecologue post about his experience and what he learned from it.
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Mangroves are coastal forested wetlands that occur in throughout the tropical intertidal zone.  Renowned for their ecosystem services, mangroves provide habitat [...]

Energize Corvallis hiring Seeds for the Sol Interns

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Energize Corvallis has Project Coordinator Internships available to assist the “Seeds for the Sol” team. These volunteer internships are ideal for people who have great conversational skills, a passion for renewable energy and community development, and a desire to make real change in our community. Project Coordinator Interns are dedicated to raising awareness about Seeds [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Decker McElroy

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

Decker McElroy was granted a $50 SSI travel grant in order to attend the Divestment Convergence in San Francisco, California in April of 2014. Decker wrote a summary of  the experience for the Ecologue.
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On the weekend of April fourth students from 75 schools across the US and Canada meet to San Francisco for the second [...]

Northwest Earth Institute launches new Discussion Course

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

A new Northwest Earth Institute discussion course book has been launched. It’s titled Seeing Systems: Peace, Justice, and Sustainability. Seeing Systems empowers participants to recognize and respond to the interconnected systems of the world, making effective community action both real and achievable. It offers people a unique opportunity to gather with others to reflect on [...]

Are Insects the Next Big Food Craze?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Oftentimes people look for local organically grown meat, fruits, and vegetables to lower their footprint on our planet. If the United Nations advice is taken to heart we might be seeing insects show up at our local groceries. Why would anyone want to eat insects? Insects have supplemented the diets of people from Latin America, [...]

Recycling and Composting off Campus

Sunday, May 18th, 2014

With the end of the term coming to a close, many students are thinking about moving off campus for the next academic year. However, since on campus recycling and composting services are provided by UHDS and other sustainability groups and programs, many students are confused about what to do about recycling and composting once they’re [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Lexa McAllister

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Lexa McAllister was awarded a $50 SSI Travel Grant to travel to San Francisco, California to attend the Divestment Convergence in April of 2014. She wrote a blog post for the Ecologue to describe her experience.
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Students Engaging Tomorrow traveled to San Francisco to attend the Divestment Convergence at San Francisco State University. This convergence was [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Bailey Murphy

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Bailey Murphy received a $50 SSI Travel Grant to travel to the Divestment Convergence in April in San Francisco. She wrote a summary explaining her experience for the Ecologue.
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Several weeks ago I sat in the front seat of a small red car with two individuals I had met only days prior, contemplating the motivations behind [...]