Archive for the ‘Waste Reduction’ Category

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Kyle Reed

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Name: Kyle Reed
Title/Nickname: Reedcycler
Degree: Biology, Marine Option
Year in School: Second year
When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers?
I began to volunteer for the Waste Watchers at the beginning of my first term at OSU.
What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in?
That’s a tough call. I really [...]

Question of the Week: Surplus Upcycling

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Time for our Question of the Week!
The first person to respond with the correct answer will win an OSU ChicoBag.
Submit your answer here (“Leave a Reply,” below) or on our Facebook page. Only one post per person, please.
Question of the Week
Customers of our sister program, Surplus Property, often purchase items for upcycling and other personal projects. Visit [...]

Statewide recycling conference to be held at OSU June 19-21

Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Join recycling professionals at Sustainable Oregon, the 36th annual Association of Oregon Recyclers Conference & Trade Show Thursday-Saturday, June 19-21, held on the OSU campus for the first time this year!
This three-day, interactive learning experience features leading-edge educational sessions, workshops, local and national experts and speakers, facility tours, valuable networking opportunities, and an awards program [...]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Jasmine Armas

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Name: Jasmine Armas
Title/Nickname: Curly Fry
Degree: Zoology, Pre-Vet Option
Year in School: First year
When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers?
I started volunteering around the beginning of fall term.
What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in?
I love the Repair Fairs; they bring community members and [...]

Question of the Week: Options for Department Composting

Wednesday, April 30th, 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
There are two options available for departments on campus who wish to compost [...]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Jessica Collins

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Name: Jessica Collins
Nickname/Title: Star Volunteer
Degree: Undergrad
Year in School: First/Freshman standing
I started volunteering with the Waste Watchers last fall term (’13).
My favorite project that I was involved in was Get Caught Green-Handed.
I keep volunteering with the Waste Watchers because it is a place where I can openly share ideas and act upon them with like-minded people.
I’d [...]

Get your fix at Tuesday’s Repair Fair

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

Repair Fairs are a twice-per-term event series sponsored by the student group Waste Watchers, a joint group of Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative.
The way it works: You bring your broken items and volunteers show you how to repair your belongings, plus you can drop-in for demos to learn new D.I.Y. skills! [...]

Question of the Week: 2014 Earth Week Themes

Wednesday, April 23rd, 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
Earth Week is an annual celebration of environmental awareness and engagement at OSU. [...]

Waste Watchers Spotlight: Rachel Tholl

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Name: Rachel Tholl
Title: Membership Chairwoman
Degree: Bachelors in Education and French
Year: Second
When did you start volunteering with the Waste Watchers?
Fall term of 2013.
What has been your favorite project or event that the Waste Watchers have been involved in?
I really like the Repair Fairs. I always have at least one thing that could use fixing, and I [...]

Question of the Week: Foodprint Challenge

Wednesday, April 16th, 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
The Eco2Go program offers students a sustainable means to eat out by reducing the amount of [...]