Archive for the ‘Waste Reduction’ Category

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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Question of the Week
Shown below are five images of [...]

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

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

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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 [...]

Question of the Week: Weekday Shopping at OSUsed Store

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

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You may have heard of the OSUsed Store, which is run by Surplus Property here on [...]

Corvallis Recycling Block Captains Needed

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

The Sustainability Coalition’s Waste Prevention Action Team is inviting Corvallis residents to participate in the Recycling Block Captains program.

As a recycling block captain, you can help educate your neighbors about recycling, composting, and waste prevention, as well as encourage their full participation in the opportunities that Republic Services is currently providing. The time commitment is 1-5 hours [...]

Question of the Week: Plastic Cold Cups

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win a reusable OSU Cold Cup (with straw).
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Pictured below is a plastic cold cup. Into what bin on campus (excluding [...]

Question of the Week: Benefiting Organizations from Move-out

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

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OSU students donated 22,408 pounds of donations during this year’s move-out donation drive. Name four of [...]

OSU collects 11 tons during Donation Drive

Monday, July 7th, 2014

We’ve finally finished collecting the weights from the wood donations, and the results are in: OSU students donated 22,408 pounds of donations as a part of the Res. Hall Move-out Donation Drive this year.
The weights by category are as follows:

10,027 pounds of housewares
1,897 pounds of food, toiletries, and school supplies
6,664 pounds of clothing, bedding, and [...]

Question of the Week: Recycled Water Bottle Energy Savings

Wednesday, July 2nd, 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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Recycling saves energy, as it costs less to recycle a material than it [...]