Archive for the ‘Waste Reduction’ Category

Question of the Week: Holiday Values

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to provide a correct answer will get to choose one of the following prizes depending on what they need most: a reusable utensil kit, water bottle or ChicoBag (like those pictured here).
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one [...]

End of Year Clearance Sales this week at the OSUsed Store

Monday, December 15th, 2014

You have two chances this week to enjoy lower-than-usual prices at the OSUsed Store – come to our end-of-year clearances Wednesday, 12-3 pm and Saturday, 9 am-12 pm.
Many items storewide are marked 75% off! Also, chairs are buy one, get one free.
Choose used! Available merchandise will include computers and computer [...]

Help Combat Climate Change as a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward!

Friday, December 12th, 2014

OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program engages the local community in climate change actions on a household level.  Program goals are: to engage the general public in a climate change conversation, to give the public tools to lower CO2 emissions on a household level, and to provide skills to live [...]

Become a Master Recycler in 2015!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Now’s the time to sign-up for the 2015 Linn and Benton Master Recycler class offered by Republic Services and OSU Campus Recycling – act soon to secure your spot!


8 required classes on Tuesday nights, January 13th through March 3rd at 6:15-9:00 pm
2 required Saturday field trips on January 31, 9 am – 12:30 pm and [...]

Coffee Cup Coup – Can we count you in?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The Coffee Cup Coup is a campaign founded in the belief that together, we can overthrow the tyranny of the disposable cup.
Why, you say? Because…

3,000 coffee cups are thrown away every day at OSU. In a recent audit, we found 563 coffee cups in just 1 dumpster.
They are never recyclable.
Reusable mugs save you money…and save [...]

Question of the Week: Cups Trashed at OSU

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to provide a correct answer will win a durable Beavers Reuse mug, 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
How many disposable coffee cups are estimated to be thrown away [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Doors, Dirt, and Weapons Waste

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Welcome back, readers; it’s time for the final installment of Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not. For this last week, we’ll be taking a look at an unlikely building material, as well as dipping into the massive world of recycled art.
Palestinian architects build houses from the ground up
History has a way of repeating itself, but a [...]

Got a mug? Get FREE coffee Tuesday and Wednesday!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The OSU Waste Watchers want to reward you for carrying a reusable mug with you!
Come to the MU Quad between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Tuesday and/or Wednesday December 2nd and 3rd with your reusable mug to get a free cup of organic, fair-trade coffee (tea also available)!
While supplies last. Only offered [...]

Reedcycler’s Believe it or Not: Revisiting Recycling Regulations

Monday, November 24th, 2014

This week’s Believe it or Not will take a look back at some of the dirtier moments in recycling’s history, including the exploitation of recycling laws, and one of the most pivotal moments in sustainability lawmaking.
The Love Canal: a recipe for disaster
One of the largest environmental disasters began with a plot of land being sold [...]

“Giving Thanks” Sales at the OSUsed Store Saturday and Wednesday

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

‘Tis the season to think about the things we are thankful for, and for the OSUsed Store, it is our wonderful customers! That is why we are hosting two Giving Thanks Sales on Saturday, 11/22, 9 am – 12 pm and Wednesday, 11/26, 12 pm – 3 pm.
At these sales customers will be [...]