Posts Tagged ‘Alternative transportation’

Corvallis Car Free Day

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Gear Up for the 5th Annual Car Free Day in Corvallis!
This year’s Car Free Festival will take place Sunday, September 21st, at Riverfront Park in Corvallis with Car Free Day following on Monday the 22nd.
On Sunday, there will be back to back events from 1-4 pm including music, food, kid’s activities, information booths, games and [...]

Drive Less Save More: South Town

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The City of Corvallis is hosting free transportation outreach events all summer in South Corvallis.  While the “Drive Less Save More: Southtown” campaign is geared toward South Corvallis residents, the events are open to anyone! The next event is the Sage Concert Family Bike Ride on Thursday, July 24 at 5:30 p.m. The ride will [...]

Alaffia Bike Donation

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Have an extra or broken bike? On Saturday, June 21st the First Alternative Co-op North Store will be hosting an Alaffia Bike Donation drive. So far Alaffia has collected more than 3,500 bikes and shipped them to students in 40 different rural villages in central Togo. All viable bikes are restored and given to students [...]

Electric vehicles and the Duck Curve

Saturday, May 24th, 2014

We love it when three of our favorite things come together: solar power, electric vehicles and flattening ducks! Greentech Media recently posted an article on the timing of electric vehicle charging and how it can compliment additional power sent to the electric grid from solar resources.  The basic principle is that as the sun shines [...]

Drive Less Save More SouthTown paid internship

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Cascades West Rideshare, in partnership with the City of Corvallis and Oregon Department of Transportation, is launching a campaign called Drive Less Save More SouthTown to help South Corvallis residents walk, bike, and use transit more often.
Cascades West Rideshare is selecting an intern to serve as an Outreach Ambassador to conduct outreach and administrative tasks [...]

Drive Less Connect – Get There Campaign

Monday, May 12th, 2014

For those who don’t know Drive Less Connect is a three state wide (Oregon, Washington and Idaho) carpooling and trip tracking system. It is free and easy to use. If you aren’t already a member, now is a great time to join! The annual “Get There Challenge” just started up and will be running until [...]

Oregon Drive Less Challenge Recap

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Thank you all for helping promote the first-annual Oregon Drive Less Challenge! We not only surpassed our local goal of eliminating 78,000 single-occupant-vehicle miles Oct. 21 – Nov. 1, but we also surpassed the statewide goal of eliminating a half million miles. In Linn, Benton and Lincoln Counties, we eliminated 96,488 miles during the Challenge. Statewide, we [...]

Take Charge of your Carbon Emissions This Fall

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The OSU Sustainability Office and Energize Corvallis have teamed up to help answer some burning questions.
Did you know that by placing a 6-inch pan on an 8-inch burner you are wasting about 40% of the heating energy being used to prepare food?  …or that properly inflated tires save about 3% of your fuel use, the equivalent [...]

Car Free Day Celebration! Sunday the 22nd

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

CAR FREE DAY is Sunday, September 22!

Take the Car Free Day Pledge at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CarFreeDay2013

12:30 pm – Group Bike Rides
Meet at one of these neighborhood gathering points to ride together to the Car Free Day Festival at Riverfront Park:

Lincoln School
Starker Arts Park
Benton County Fairgrounds
Chintimini Park/Senior Center
Osborn Aquatic Center
Cheldelin Middle School
Hoover Elementary School

Bike safety [...]

New Opportunity to Win from Drive Less Connect!!!

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Hello Corvallis! Don’t forget to check out Benton County’s August in Motion publication, which offers fun ways to stay active and enjoy our city this month.  You can find the publication here.
Oregon Cascades West Council of Government is offering special prizes at www.DriveLessConnect.com to encourage you to walk, bike, carpool, or ride the bus to the Corvallis [...]