Posts Tagged ‘sustainability’

Corvallis makes Georgetown University Energy Prize quarterfinals!

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Corvallis has made it to the quarterfinals for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a $5 million incentive to reduce energy consumption. Now that we’ve made it this far, we need everyone’s help to save more energy than the 49 other American cities in the competition.
The winning city will be judged based on reductions in energy use, [...]

Win a Free Copy of The Sixth Extinction

Monday, January 12th, 2015

Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer for The New Yorker and the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, and Climate Change. She will be speaking at  OSU on Monday, February 2nd, at 7 pm at the LaSells Stewart Center. Kolbert has received multiple awards for her writings including the American Association for the [...]

The Trade Off Conjecture

Saturday, January 10th, 2015

Over the last several decades the sustainability movement has gained great momentum. Legislation has slowly started to work in favor of sustainability, recycling programs have been enacted in various organizations and sustainability has become an integrated area of study across the globe. Unfortunately, there is still one aspect of the sustainable movement that is [...]

Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards Volunteer Program

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

Are you interested in making a difference in your community? Do you want to learn more about climate change and what you can do to help? OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program brings people together to talk about what steps to take. The goals of the program are to get people talking about [...]

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 [...]

Portland to host this year’s annual aashe conference

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This year the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education will be holding their annual Conference and Expo in our very own Portland, Oregon. With nearly 2,000 participants, AASHE’s annual conference is the largest gathering of higher education sustainability professionals and students in North America.
What is AASHE you ask? AASHE is an organization [...]

Energize Corvallis: Now Hiring Interns

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

Looking for an internship this academic year? Interested in helping Corvallis pursue its sustainability goals and projects? Look no further than Energize Corvallis.

Energize Corvallis is a local organization dedicated to helping Corvallis become one of the most energy efficient and climate-friendly cities in the United States. They are a collaboration between the City of Corvallis, [...]

OSU Featured In STARS Annual Review

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Oregon State University is well known for its strong focus in sustainability, from our LEED Platinum rated Energy Center to our Student Sustainability Initiative. But what features matter the most and what actions will make the biggest difference?  Who decides how sustainable we actually are and whether we are moving in the right direction?

The Association [...]

Eco Representatives – Now Recruiting for Residence Halls

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Are you a new student living in a residence hall? Are you interested in getting involved in sustainability at OSU? The Eco Representative program is a great way to promote sustainable practices and take on a leadership role in your dorm.

Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) are responsible for encouraging a culture of sustainability in the residence halls in [...]