Posts Tagged ‘Food’

You can help OSU reach 20,000 lbs. in the 2012 Res. Hall Move-Out Donation Drive

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Did you know that in 2011 nearly 18,000 pounds of material was diverted from the landfill and given to local non-profits as residents moved out of their res. halls? Our goal this year is 20,000 pounds, and you can help!
How you can help
Live in a Res. Hall?
Visit our resident webpage for all the [...]

Annual Earth Week celebration starts Saturday!

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

The long-standing Earth Week celebration at OSU is a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and engagement, taking place April 21-28 this year.
Whether you are interested in bringing out your wild side at Earth Ball 2012, getting your hands into the dirt at the annual Hoo Haa at the Organic [...]

Sneak Peek at Earth Week 2012

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

Over 40 years ago, U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson helped drive communities across the U.S.  to organize teach-ins for the environment on April 22, 1970 – the first Earth Day. Right here on our campus, OSU students put together a series of events, participating in this landmark date. While Earth Day-related festivities [...]

Greek Challenge: Recycling for the Greater Good, March 13-14

Monday, March 12th, 2012

As part of RecycleMania, Campus Recycling and the Greek community are partnering up this week for the Greek Challenge: Recycling for the Greater Good. Sororities and fraternities will be competing to collect the most redeemable cans and plastic bottles to fundraise for the OSU Emergency Food Pantry.
Students and community members [...]

RecycleMania brings March e-waste collection, can/bottle fundraiser and more!

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

RecycleMania continues! This annual recycling competition amongst U.S. universities is chock-full of activities and opportunities to have fun, recycle your hard-to-recycle items, save money, show your recycling pride, and help OSU win!
March calendar:
E-Waste Collection: Help OSU win!

Wednesday, March 7 at 8:00 am-7:30 pm and Thursday-Wednesday, March 8-9 and 12-14 at 8:00 am-4:00 pm.
Recycling/Surplus [...]

Donate to the Food Drive, get 25% off at the OSUsed Store

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Many people define sustainability as comprising environmental, economic and social realms combined.
Each winter, OSU works toward social sustainability by running the annual Food Drive, which is January 30 through March 2 this year.
Among the many drop-off sites are several fundraising events, such as this one, which also supports reuse:

Bring 3 or more food donation items [...]

Job and Internship Opportunities with the Student Sustainability Initiative

Sunday, December 18th, 2011

In the midst of the holiday season, we would like to take a moment and look forward to a couple opportunities coming up in the new year for students to get more involved with the Student Sustainability Initiative (SSI).
1. Design and Visibility Coordinator - Applications due January 10th, 2012
We are looking to hire an OSU student with [...]

2011 Sustainability Festival a Huge Success

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This year’s OSU Sustainability Festival saw around 300 students, faculty, staff, and community members inundate the Student Sustainability Center grounds during the three hour event on Wednesday, September 21st. Attendees enjoyed live music, local food, a sustainability info fair with eighteen local groups and organizations, and a fun assortment of sustainability related games and activities. The Festival went from 4:00 [...]

Oregon State’s Sustainably Grown Grains

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Fruits and vegetables grown using organic methods are quite common, especially in Oregon. Every day, consumer demand dictates that more and more produce is grown in sustainable ways. This includes grains, and research being done in Oregon State’s Crop Science program is part of a national trend to assess and implement alternative grain production [...]

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 [...]