Posts Tagged ‘SSI’

Coffee Cup Coup – Can we count you in?

Monday, December 8th, 2014

The Coffee Cup Coup is a campaign founded in the belief that together, we can overthrow the tyranny of the disposable cup.
Why, you say? Because…

3,000 coffee cups are thrown away every day at OSU. In a recent audit, we found 563 coffee cups in just 1 dumpster.
They are never recyclable.
Reusable mugs save you money…and save [...]

Got a mug? Get FREE coffee Tuesday and Wednesday!

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The OSU Waste Watchers want to reward you for carrying a reusable mug with you!
Come to the MU Quad between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm on Tuesday and/or Wednesday December 2nd and 3rd with your reusable mug to get a free cup of organic, fair-trade coffee (tea also available)!
While supplies last. Only offered [...]

SSI Professional Development Grantee: Emily Boyer

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Emily Boyer received funding to attend the annual conference for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) on October 26. She wrote an Ecologue post about her experience:
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There are many things that drive my desire to do good, on the Oregon State campus, in my larger community in Oregon, across the [...]

Fix what fails you at the November Repair Fair Thursday the 6th

Friday, October 31st, 2014

OSU Campus Recycling will be hosting the last Repair Fair of 2014 Thursday, November 6th from 5:30-7:30 pm. The event will be held at the Recycling Warehouse, a.k.a. OSUsed Store (644 SW 13th Street).
Bring your broken items and volunteers will help you learn how to repair your belongings; attend demos to learn more skills! See [...]

OSU Repair Fairs to be featured in national report

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Good news! OSU was recently contacted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), which is putting together its annual review of information universities have submitted through this year’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS).
This national report will include “campus sustainability innovations & best practices,” and the Repair Fairs have [...]

SSI Project Grant: Solar Vehicle Team Solar Array

Monday, June 16th, 2014

The OSU Solar Vehicle Team received $3,000 in funding from the SSI this term. Project leader Wilkins White and the team used the grant funds to build a new car for competition in the World Solar Challenge in 2015. Funding from the SSI offered students first-hand experience working with solar energy and the basic knowlege [...]

SSI Project Grant: Food Group Cooking Classes

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

The OSU Food Group received $800 in funding from the SSI in order to host two cooking classes during the Spring term of 2014. The specific goals of these cooking classes were to 1) instill knowledge about basic cooking skills and empower participants to cook for themselves; 2) impart knowledge about local and sustainable food [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Rachel Tholl

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

Rachel Tholl received a $50 SSI Travel Grant to travel to Tempe, Arizona to attend the Clinton Global Initiative University from March 21-23, 2014. She wrote a brief blog post for the Ecologue to describe the experience.
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The Clinton Global Initiative first caught my eye when the SSI Faculty Advisor, Jen Christion-Myers, brought it up at [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Jeremiah Osborne-Gowey, a graduate student in the Masters of Public Policy program at OSU, received a graduate travel award of $500 to travel to and participate in the 2014 meeting of the Western Division of the American Fisheries Society (WDAFS) held April 6-11 in Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico.

I have been fortunate to present at dozens of [...]

SSI Travel Grantee: Tyler McFadden

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Tyler McFadden received a $500 SSI travel grant to attend the International Symposium on Mangroves as Fish Habitat in Mazatlan, Mexico. Tyler wrote an Ecologue post about his experience and what he learned from it.
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Mangroves are coastal forested wetlands that occur in throughout the tropical intertidal zone.  Renowned for their ecosystem services, mangroves provide habitat [...]