Vote with your Wallet!
If you need to buy products, choosing to buy products from a socially conscious point of view is a great way to participate in civic engagement during your every day routine. Buying fair trade and/or local products reduces or eliminates the need for mass production, causing pollution and unfair working situations, and benefits [...]
My family lives in Portland, and as that’s not too far from Corvallis, I often like to go visit them on the weekends. I don’t have access to a car on campus, and so for the entirety of last year was dependent either on taking Greyhound or finding a friend who also wanted to go [...]
This year the OSU Sustainability Office hired three new Eco-Representative for the second year it its pilot program. This program was developed with the goal of hiring resident representatives to carry out sustainability programming and outreach in the resident halls. Including the Sustainability Office, Eco-Reps are supported by Campus Recycling, UHDS, RHA and SSI and work with multiple departments and [...]
Operating quietly and invisibly somewhere in great unknown is The Cloud, where masses of data are stored for companies like Apple, Amazon, Yahoo and Microsoft—and universities like Oregon State.
Cloud-based operations are the resolution for today’s information overload. Consider what size building would be required to house paper records on every student, employee, instructor, and course [...]
Fresh From the Faucet teamed up with the Student Sustainability Initiative at the beginning of the school year to encourage students to get reacquainted with their taste buds and their tap.
You might have seen this group distributing water bottles, holding blind water taste tests, or decorating the Fresh From the Faucet water bottles at the [...]
There are plenty of ways of getting to school and getting to the game this Friday (Nov. 1st) without a car. You could walk, bike, take the bus, use Drive Less Connect, scooter, skateboard, rollerskate, pogo-stick, get your friends to carry you, hire a dog sled team, landsail. There are millions of ways to [...]
Calling all Alternative Transportation Advocates!
Be Bright! Be Seen! is an annual collaborative event put on by the joint forces of Oregon State University and the City of Corvallis in an effort to increase bicyclist and pedestrian safety around campus and Corvallis. The campaign encourages those who use alternative modes of transportation to stay illuminated [...]
Are you living in a Residence Hall on campus?
The OSU Sustainability Office is now seeking to hire four Eco-Representatives for the 2013/2014 school year for Wilson, West, Cauthorn and Halsell Hall. Eco-Reps are paid positions that assist with outreach and other sustainability related programming within the halls they reside. They help spread the word and [...]
Make a difference in your community – join the Neighborhood Sustainability Steward Volunteers. A program to engage the local community in climate change actions on a household level. Attend an eight week course to increase your knowledge of energy savings and sustainable living practices in your own home. Course topics include climate change [...]