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Shop Socially Conscious this Holiday Season

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

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 [...]

Welcome the 2013/14 Eco-Reps!

Friday, November 8th, 2013

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 [...]

OSU stands out as a leader in Cloud Cleanliness

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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 [...]

Get FRESH with your FAUCET

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

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 [...]

How to Avoid Car-Related Headaches During School Day Football Games

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

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 [...]

Be Bright! Be Seen! Campaign hits OSU Quad this Wednesday

Monday, October 28th, 2013

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 [...]

OSU Sustainability Office Now Hiring Eco-Representatives

Monday, September 30th, 2013

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 [...]

OSU Extension Benton County Sustainability Volunteer Program

Friday, September 13th, 2013

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 [...]

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 [...]

Fiscal Year 2012 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is Now Available

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

by Sonja Mae
The Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory for Fiscal Year 2012 is now available on the OSU’s Sustainability Office webpage.  A Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is an annual report produced by Sonja Mae, Sustainability Program Specialist, and Brandon Trelstad, Sustainability Coordinator.  A Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory is a collection of all measurable and verifiable data [...]