Don’t miss the sustainability event of the year! Registration is now open. [Read more…]
Mark your calendar! Friday evenings in February at Odd Fellows Hall. [Read more…]
What’s the connection between affordable housing, transportation options, equity, and a host of other sustainable community features? Former Corvallis Planning Commission Chair Jennifer Gervais will provide answers in a special presentation on Thursday, February 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.
“The Foundation for a Sustainable and Just Future” will explore the importance of land use planning in determining the livability of our community. The program will include an interactive discussion and pathways for action. [Read more…]
We hope you’ll join us for the launch of our 10th anniversary year!
You are invited to attend the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s Annual Meeting of partner organizations and volunteers on Thursday, January 5, from 12 noon to 1:30 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. Everyone is welcome!
The meeting will feature presentations on accomplishments of 2016 and plans for 2017 – our 10th anniversary year. [Read more…]
Buy Local First Day
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Visit participating businesses for special treats, sales and discounts.
Buy Local First Holiday Contest
December 3–10, 2016
Enter to win gift cards and great prizes.
On Saturday, December 3, these CIBA businesses are offering special promotions: [Read more…]
Choose from 13 area restaurants for a “Local 6” sample plate under $10!
Join in the Community Apple Crunch and other fun at the Farmers’ Market on October 22nd.
National Food Day will be celebrated locally at the Corvallis Farmers’ Market on Saturday, October 22, between 9 am and 1 pm at 1st Street and Monroe. Highlights of the event will be free Farmers’ Market tokens for children to spend at their favorite market booths and a community “Apple Crunch” for everyone who is at the market. This celebration is one among hundreds taking place in towns and cities across the U.S. on the sixth national Food Day. [Read more…]
A diverse mix of local sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Tuesday, October 4, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by three Coalition partners and one Coalition action team. The public is invited. [Read more…]
Join the fun at Riverfront Park on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 18. Details HERE >>
Come to the library for a special unveiling on Saturday, August 27.
World renowned artist and Corvallis resident, Peter Erskine, will unveil his most recent installation at a community event on Saturday, August 27, from 2 to 5 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The event will include kids’ activities, music, film, solar exhibits, refreshments, and more. [Read more…]
Don’t miss great presentations, networking, and more!
A diverse mix of local sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Friday, July 29, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by two Coalition partners, one Coalition action team, and our student interns. The public is invited. [Read more…]
Free guided tours of gardens with edible landscaping.
Last year over 100 community members participated in our free walking tours of food-producing front yard gardens in Corvallis and Philomath. This year we are also including backyards and community gardens.
Tours stop at several gardens, where each resident will give a brief overview of their garden — how they transformed the space, selected what to plant, and overcame any challenges. Between presentations there is time for questions and exploration. The cycling tour covers a greater distance and focuses on community gardens.
Summer 2016 Tours
We’ve launched a 5-year campaign to accelerate the development of solar energy in Corvallis.
Join the 9th annual creek tour on June 4th by bike or trolley!
- Did you know that “Dunawi” means wise, elderly woman?
- Did you know that the Oregon Chub fish removed from the federal threatened and endangered list has been found in Dunawi Creek – in Corvallis?
- Did you know that the first effort to regenerate a historical, lost creek is in the Dunawi Creek watershed?
- Did you know that most of Dunawi Creek is really two creeks? [Read more…]
Find out from community members how easy it is get around without a car.
Save money, improve your health, and have more time to relax! That will be the message of a special workshop on Thursday, May 19, at 7:00 pm at the Madison Avenue Meeting Room (corner of 5th and Madison, across from City Hall).
A panel featuring Corvallis community members will discuss the rewards, challenges, and ins-and-outs of active transportation in Corvallis and beyond. Panelists are all experienced in travelling car-free, and each will have a special focus such as getting around by bus, bike, or foot. Workshop panelists will also display tools such as rain gear, cold weather gear, and bike equipment that make active transportation a lot easier. [Read more…]
Come for a hike, walk, workshop or lecture. There’s something for everyone!
Join us for great presentations and networking opportunities!
A diverse mix of local sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Tuesday, April 26, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by three Coalition partners and one Coalition action team. The public is invited. [Read more…]
Find out about safer alternatives to hazardous products.
Spring is a perfect time to make the transition from hazardous cleaning products to safer alternatives! The Coalition’s Health and Human Services Action Team invites you to a special event to help you learn how.
HAZARDOUS CLEANING PRODUCTS:
Minimize Your Exposure &
Learn Safer Alternatives
Monday, April 11, 2016
6:30 to 8:00 pm
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library [Read more…]
Sustainability Fair & Town Hall
Don’t miss the sustainability event of the year! Registration is now open for the 2016 Sustainability Town Hall, to be held Thursday, March 10, from 7–9pm at the CH2MHill Alumni Center on the OSU campus.
Save your place at the table!
This event typically draws a standing-room-only crowd, so save your place today by registering at:
Join us for great films and discussion Friday evenings in February.
Feb. 5 – Just Eat It
An award-winning documentary about food waste.
Feb. 12 – Gaining Ground
A film about three different food producers who are growing real food (One of those featured is Greenwillow Grains of Tangent, Oregon!).
Feb. 19 – Lost Rivers
A surprising story about the water that flows unseen right under our cities.
Feb. 26 – Tiny
A true tale about tiny houses.
The Eco-Film Festival takes place every Friday in February at Odd Fellows Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street (above New Morning Bakery). Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the program begins at 7:00 pm. Come early to save your seat and visit exhibitors. Beer from Oregon Trail Brewery and snacks from New Morning Bakery will be available for purchase.
A suggested donation of $5 per person or $10 per family is requested to help cover costs of the festival.
Plan to stay for the post-film panel discussion featuring local experts. Stay tuned for further details!
The Eco-Film Festival is organized by the Corvallis Odd Fellows, the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, and the Corvallis Environmental Center. This year’s sponsors are the Linn-Benton Pacific Green Party, Republic Services, River Design Group, and Robnett’s Hardware.
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 541 -230-1237.
Meeting to feature launch of 5-year Solar Campaign
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition will host its Annual Meeting of partner organizations and volunteers on Friday, January 8, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. The public is invited to attend. Co-sponsors of the event are First Alternative Co-op and Soft Star Shoes.
The meeting will feature presentations on accomplishments of 2015 and plans for 2016. The Coalition has been working on a wide variety of projects in 12 topic areas: Community Inclusion, Economic Vitality, Education, Energy, Food, Health and Human Services, Housing, Land Use, Natural Areas, Transportation, Waste Prevention, and Water. Their efforts are directed toward goals outlined in Community Sustainability: A Framework for Action, which was developed with extensive community participation.
A highlight of the Annual Meeting will be the launch of a 5-year Solar Campaign to help our community transition to a fossil fuel-free future. The campaign is a partnership between the Sustainability Coalition, the Corvallis Environmental Center, and Environment Oregon. It includes ambitious 1-year and 5-year goals to increase the amount of solar on Corvallis rooftops. The 1-year goal is part of Take Charge Corvallis, the local initiative to compete for the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize. The semi-finalist competition ends December 31, 2016, and Corvallis is aiming to be one of the ten communities named as finalists. An update on the competition will be included in the Coalition’s Annual Meeting.
The gathering will also include recognition of nominees for the “Good Steward of the Planet” award, one of several to be given by the Corvallis Chamber of Commerce at the 68th Annual Celebrate Corvallis Awards on January 15th at the CH2MHill Alumni Center. The “Good Steward” award will honor a local business that has made a significant contribution to improving the environmental health of Corvallis.
The Coalition’s Annual Meeting will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees, and refreshments will be provided by First Alternative Co-op.
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of more than 300 organizations and hundreds of individual volunteers. Partner organizations include businesses, non-profits, faith communities, educational institutions and government entities. The mission of the group is to promote an ecologically, socially, and economically healthy city and county.
For more information or to volunteer, e-mail email@example.com.
OSU student Lani Beavers led Farmers’ Market customers in a Community Apple Crunch! Details HERE >>
Spread the word about Take Charge Corvallis — and help our community win the $5 million energy prize! Details HERE >>
Save money, reduce your carbon footprint and help Corvallis win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize.
Getting around Corvallis and beyond without a car will be the topic of a workshop on Wednesday, May 13, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue. “Show & Tell: How to Transport Yourself and Your Stuff around Corvallis without a Car” is the title of this free event that is open to the public. This workshop will be of special interest to those who are looking for ways to cut down on their carbon emissions.
Community member panelists will discuss ways to get to work, school, shopping, and fun without a car. Topics include benefits, weather, hauling stuff, best bike routes, community resources, and more. Featured presenters are Christine Dashiell, Vivek Jeevan, Judy McNeece, Dave Rabinowitz, and Lisa Scherf. There will be plenty of time for questions and discussion.
This event is sponsored by the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, and the City of Corvallis Transportation Options Program. It is one of several special events that are part of the “Get There Corvallis” campaign (www.CorvallisOregon.gov/GetThere).
For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An event on the new Oregon law that allows all Oregonians to invest locally will be held this Thursday, May 7, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Dennis Hall, First Presbyterian Church (corner of Ninth and Monroe). “Investing for the World We Want” is the title of the featured presentation by Marco Vangelisti, who has been a keynoter at the national Slow Money conference.
This past January, a new law went into effect that enables all Oregonians to invest in Oregon businesses. This is a huge step forward in the effort to create sustainable communities, since it gives non-accredited investors a chance to support local businesses and create strong local economies.
Thursday’s event is one of a series of events being held throughout the state to promote this new investing opportunity to the people of Oregon. Hatch Oregon has launched a year-long effort to strengthen Oregon’s economies. Their 2015 Community Capital Initiative includes a major statewide summit, workshops, trainings, regional tours, and panels.
The Corvallis event, which is open to the public free of charge, is sponsored by Willamette Innovators Network, OSU Advantage Accelerator, and the Economic Vitality Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition. The event will include refreshments and plenty of time for networking.
For more information, contact Anna Walsh at Anna.Walsh@oregonstate.edu or 541-368-5206.
Event to feature diverse local sustainability efforts
An impressive mix of sustainability efforts will be highlighted at the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition’s next Quarterly Gathering on Monday, April 27, from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library. The gathering will feature brief presentations by two Coalition partners and two Coalition action teams. The public is invited.
Gian Mercurio, Organics Manager for Greenwillow Grains, will share what her business has been doing to help develop a secure local food system. Lee Lazaro of Benton County Rural and Special Transportation will share how that program is supporting the creation of a sustainable community – environmentally, socially, and economically. There will also be a presentation by the Coalition’s Water Action Team, including three students who are analyzing OSU’s stormwater system. In addition, attendees will learn about Take Charge Corvallis! – the initiative being led by the Coalition’s Energy Action Team and Energize Corvallis as our community competes for a $5 million energy prize.
The gathering will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees. Refreshments will include delicious baked goods provided by Wild Yeast Community Supported Bakery. The April gathering is sponsored by Coalition partner Republic Services.
The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition is a network of 325 organizations and hundreds of volunteers. Partner organizations include businesses, non-profit organizations, faith communities, educational institutions and government entities. The mission of the group is to promote an ecologically, socially, and economically healthy city and county. The Coalition is working on a wide variety of projects in 12 topic areas to move toward goals outlined in Community Sustainability: A Framework for Action.
Climate policies, programs, and politics that are working well in Oregon will be the topic of a special program this Saturday, April 11, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2945 NW Circle, in Corvallis. The keynote speaker will be Catherine Mater, who serves on the Oregon Global Warming Commission and is a prominent expert in sustainable forestry and conservation issues. She is president of Mater Engineering in Corvallis and a senior fellow of the Pinchot Institute for Conservation.
Additional “celebratory talks” on the stunning achievements that enable Oregon to be an example for the nation in meeting carbon reduction goals by 2050 will include Jeff Bissonette, Citizens’ Utility Board Legislative Director, on Oregon’s key energy legislation; Anne Murray Allen, PhD, on “Overcoming Your Barriers to Action”; and Theresa Gibney, of the Sustainability Coalition’s Energy Action Team, on Take Charge Corvallis – our community’s participation in the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition.
Also, small room conversations will offer an opportunity for attendees to have specific questions answered in the areas of community and personal solar (Laura Uhler), efficient lighting (Elizabeth Waldorf), heat pump water heaters (Brandon Trelstad), Oregon’s new building codes that allow water collection and grey water recycling (Dave Eckert), and direct political action (Leonard Higgins).
Saturday’s event is sponsored by the Energy Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and the Climate Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.
For further information, contact email@example.com.
Hundreds of community members participated in the sustainability event of the year! Details HERE >>>