Archive for the ‘Water’ Category

Now Hiring resident hall Eco-Reps!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Campus Recycling, the OSU Sustainability Office, University Housing and Dining Services and the Student Sustainability Initiative are recruiting resident students to serve as paid Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) in three residence halls this academic year (applicants from all halls are welcome).
Eco-reps will work to educate their peers about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and outreach [...]

Energy and Water Use Changes with the Seasons

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Summer is upon us!  The wildflowers are blooming and the (native) grasses are getting taller.  As seasons change so does the way we use energy and water.  Even though OSU strives to become a more efficient user of energy and water we still have a large footprint overall.  In the winter, OSU uses lots of [...]

Campus Energy Upgrades are Underway!

Friday, February 17th, 2012

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 directs that states focus funding on energy efficiency and renewable energy.  Thus, additional funding for Oregon’s State Energy Program (SEP) has increased and calls for directing funds to energy efficiency retrofits of buildings and supporting renewable energy projects. The goals of the SEP are to increase [...]

Oregon Leadership in Sustainability Program Accepting Applications for 2012-13

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Are you interested in a career in sustainability?  Do you love cities?  Are you looking for an education that will train you to lead cities into a greener future?
If your answer is “YES!!” then you should check out the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) Graduate Certificate Program.  The OLIS program is an rigorous immersion that [...]

Your guide to finding filtered water on campus

Friday, September 9th, 2011

Campus Recycling has joined forces with the Healthy Campus Initiative and Student Dietetic Association on a tap water promotion campaign called “Fresh From the Faucet.”
“Fresh from the Faucet” is a project that encourages students at Oregon State to save their money on sugary beverages and tap into their health by choosing tap water [...]

Earth Week Continues through Saturday

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Earth Week is halfway done but 14 events still remain, giving you plenty of opportunities to learn about sustainability at OSU and get involved!
On Saturday, Campus Recycling had the opportunity to interact with the off campus community at the annual EarthFaire, organized by the Corvallis Environmental Center, distributing Earth Week info and inviting citizens to [...]

Earth Week 2011 Presents a Diverse Lineup

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Pull out your calendar, because it’s time to start writing in what events you’ll be attending this year for Earth Week!
With a lineup of 32 events, you are sure to find plenty that tickle your fancy and fit your schedule. Especially try not to miss one of the biggest sustainability events of the year at [...]

OSU engineering students partner with City of Corvallis

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I’m always looking for cool examples of how OSU interacts with and supports the Corvallis community on sustainability issues.  One such story, recently detailed in the City of Corvallis newsletter, is a partnership between the School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering and the City to sponsor senior projects at the Corvallis Wastewater Reclamation Plant.
Thanks [...]