Posts Tagged ‘policy’

TOP Indicators help with Tracking Oregon’s Progress

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Newly released by the Oregon Community Foundation and the OSU Rural Studies Program, Tracking Oregon’s Progress, or TOP Indicators are a new addition to the Oregon Explorer and Rural Communities Explorer’s Communities Reporter Tool.  They are aimed at helping understand trends in Oregon’s economy, people and communities and environment.

The TOP indicators include 89 metrics from [...]

Going Going Sold! To Bidder 70!

Tuesday, February 11th, 2014

Tim DeChristopher is famous for his disruption in an oil and gas land lease auction where he outbid the rest in order to protect fragile land in southern Utah.Soon after he was sentenced to two years in federal prison for what was considered a civil disobedient act. Tim has been out of prison for [...]

OSU student study sustainable business practices in Corvallis

Thursday, January 16th, 2014

In spring 2013, Dr. Hilary Boudet’s class of public policy graduate students embarked on a partnership with the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition to help answer the following question: How can the Coalition encourage local businesses to implement more sustainable practices? The class also addressed questions of defining what a sustainable business practice looked like.

A primary purpose [...]

Community Solar Survey – respond by Apr.15!

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

As announced at the Sustainability Town Hall on March 14, the Energy Action Team (EAT) of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition has decided to pursue a community solar project as its next undertaking in 2013.  This supports the Action Team’s goal of increasing local renewable energy production to offset fossil fuel usage.  However, there are many [...]

Sustainability Office Hiring Transportation Project Student Technician

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The OSU Sustainability Office is recruiting a student employee with transportation-related experience to research and implement alternative transportation projects and staff several committees.  The successful candidate should have some knowledge of basic transportation demand management principles and will work 20-40 hours per week during summer and 10-20 hours per week during the academic year, working [...]

OLIS: New Graduate Program in Sustainability Launched in April!

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

On April 8, 2011, the Oregon University System formally approved the establishment of the Oregon Leadership in Sustainability (OLIS) graduate certificate program. Shortly thereafter, the website, http://olis.uoregon.edu, was open for applications!

OLIS is housed at the University of Oregon, but hopes to attract recent BA or BS graduates from all the OUS campuses to [...]