Archive for the ‘Waste Reduction’ Category

9 Wastehacks to Reuse Everyday Things

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Wastehacks [wāst-haks] pl. noun – any trick, shortcut, skill, or novelty method that reduces waste in all walks of life.
This term, Campus Recycling and the Waste Watchers will share with you easy Wastehacks so you don’t waste time or materials.
Reuse Wastehacks
It’s easy to forget how long of a life our products have. Yet despite their [...]

Get free fixes at the January Repair Fair

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015

Bring those broken or damaged items to the January Repair Fair, this Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30 PM. The event will be held at the OSU Recycling Warehouse, aka the OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street).
Volunteers will teach you how to fix your broken items; attend demos to learn more skills! See the list below [...]

Rethinking our Wardrobe: Saving the World and our Wallets

Monday, January 19th, 2015

We all need clothes. Frequently, we find ourselves buying more clothes. We add to our closets when our old clothes don’t fit us anymore or are completely falling apart. We update our wardrobe for the new school year, to keep up with new fashion trends or when we get a new job. When we [...]

Question of the Week: Oregon E-Cycles

Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to provide a correct answer will win a Beavers Reuse ChicoBag, like the one pictured here.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
The Oregon E-Cycles program (which bans certain electronics from the [...]

New Customer & Refer a Friend Sale at the OSUsed Store

Monday, January 12th, 2015

At the January 14, 12:00-3:00 pm sale, all new OSUsed Store customers and the friends that refer them will get a 25% off coupon!
Existing customers: Bring a new customer to get a coupon for 25% off one item purchased on any one remaining sale in January (14th, 21st or 28th at 12-3 pm).
New [...]

The Trade Off Conjecture

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Over the last several decades the sustainability movement has gained great momentum. Legislation has slowly started to work in favor of sustainability, recycling programs have been enacted in various organizations and sustainability has become an integrated area of study across the globe. Unfortunately, there is still one aspect of the sustainable movement that is [...]

Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Volunteer Program

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do to help? OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program brings people together to talk about what steps to take. The goals of the program are to get people talking about [...]

Question of the Week: Meet ‘n’ Eat

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to provide a correct answer will win a durable Beavers Reuse spork, like the one pictured here.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
Our student club the Waste Watchers are having a [...]

Volunteer with the Waste Watchers!

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Looking for a way to get involved this term? The Waste Watchers work on events and outreach revolving around reducing waste on campus. Sound like your cup of tea?
Meet ‘n’ Eat
Stop by  MU 222 on January 14 from 5:30 – 6:30 PM to learn about our club and ways you can get involved. Nosh on [...]

Furniture & Kitchenware Sale at the Co-op Housing Units December 29-31

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

Furniture and Kitchenware Sale!
Choosing to buy used is one great way to reduce your environmental impact – keeping reusable items in use and reducing the need to make new goods. That’s why we’re letting you know about an opportunity to buy some special used items right here on campus!
After the closure of OSU’s four co-op [...]