Archive for the ‘Waste Reduction’ Category

Question of the Week: Homes Powered by Coffin Butte

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a 20 oz. reusable OSU water bottle.
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Question of the Week
At the Coffin Butte landfill, methane is harvested and used to produce electricity. [...]

Question of the Week: Event Recycling at OSU

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU spork.
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Question of the Week
Campus Recycling can provide recycling and compost options for on-campus events. What is the price of [...]

Question of the Week: Recycling Fibers in Paper

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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Question of the Week
Each time paper is recycled, the fibers in it become shorter. According to [...]

OSU Repair Fairs to be featured in national report

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Good news! OSU was recently contacted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which is putting together its annual review of information universities have submitted through this year’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
This national report will include “campus sustainability innovations & best practices,” and the Repair Fairs have [...]

Question of the Week: 3-day Clearance Sale

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

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The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU cold cup (with straw).
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Question of the Week
The OSUsed Store will be holding a Clearance Sale this week from today [...]

3-Day Clearance at OSUsed Store August 20-22

Monday, August 18th, 2014

The OSUsed Store is open for a 3-day clearance sale this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 20-22, at 12-4 pm each day. Take advantage of extended hours and extra low prices!
Look for special green clearance stickers on merchandise throughout the store; the prices on those items will drop throughout the week [...]

Question of the Week: What Goes in a Worm Bin

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU spork and a $1 Gift Certificate to any UHDS Dining Center.
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Shown below are five images of [...]

Question of the Week: Percent of E-waste in Landfills

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable 20 oz. OSU water bottle.
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Question of the Week
E-waste is defined as any discarded electronics, and represents 2% of the trash [...]

Question of the Week: Film Plastic Recycling

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

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The first person to respond with the correct answer will win an OSU ChicoBag.
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Question of the Week
Film plastic is not accepted in campus or curbside recycling. Name three locations in Corvallis where you [...]

Eco-Representatives at Oregon State

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The close of the 2013-2014 school year marks the end of the second Eco-Representative pilot program here at Oregon State. Eco-Representatives are a new trend popping up in colleges and universities all over the country to promote sustainable behaviors within residence halls.
Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for advancing and institutionalizing a culture of sustainability in the [...]