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Free guided tours of gardens with edible landscaping. [Read more…]
We’ve launched a 5-year campaign to accelerate the development of solar energy in Corvallis.
Find out about safer alternatives to hazardous cleaning products and get DIY green cleaning recipes.
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?
- Do you know this special place along Dunawi Creek shown in this picture? You go by it often. You just never noticed it.
- Did you know that the most southern hilltop drainage feed to Dunawi Creek, now referred to as “Country Club Hill” used to be called “Oak Butte” and later “Wiegand Hill”?
- Did you know that Dunawi Creek with the most extensive wetlands in the City is our best hope for a healthy stream system?
If you go on the upcoming Dunawi Creek tour, you will know all of this and more…
Dunawi Creek “Branches of Life Tour”
Saturday, June 4, 2016
1:00 – 4:00 pm
This tour is free and open to the public. You can participate in the group bike ride or you can take the City Trolley. The bike riders will see much more of Dunawi Creek and its special places along a 4-mile ride. The trolley riders get a more pampered “Disneyland experience” with four special stops along the way.
To register and receive the starting location, contact Heath Keirstead at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at (541) 753.7208.
Register today! Trolley seats are VERY limited.
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.
The workshop will emphasize the many benefits to travelling car-free:
- Cost savings – Getting there another way costs far less than travelling by car. Compare your costs at www.rideshareonline.com/commuters/calculator.html. Riding a bike costs pennies per day, and Corvallis buses are fareless.
- Health – Active transportation is part of a healthy lifestyle and helps you arrive at your destination more alert and invigorated.
- Time – Commute time on the bus or a shared ride becomes free time to read, rest, or catch up, if you’re not driving.
There will be plenty of time for audience questions, and participants will have an opportunity to plan when and how they would like to travel without getting in a car.
This workshop is sponsored by the Transportation Action Team of the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition and is part of “Get There!” – a series of events and activities May 2-22 to inform the community of transportation options. “Get There!” is a program of the City of Corvallis and Cascades West RideShare. By tracking their car-free trips, community members will be eligible to win prizes.
For details about the Active Transportation workshop, call 541-230-1237 or e-mail email@example.com.
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.
Presentations by Larry Desaulniers of Peak Sports and Emily Stimac of The Thyme Garden will highlight sustainable products and practices at their businesses. Kate Mathews and Pat Smythe will share what the OSU Folk Club Thrift Shop is doing to help create a sustainable community – environmentally, socially, and economically. There will also be a presentation by Mac Gillespie and Diana Rohlman of the Coalition’s Health and Human Services Action Team, which launched a Green Cleaning campaign earlier this month.
Energize Corvallis will give a free LED light bulb to everyone who attends. Help Corvallis win the $5 million Georgetown University Energy Prize by replacing an incandescent bulb with your new LED. Every action counts!
The gathering will include an opportunity for networking and information sharing by attendees, as well as delicious local refreshments from First Alternative Co-op. The April gathering is sponsored by Coalition partner Holmwell Software.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 541-230-1237.
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Protect your family, your pets – and our environment! 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
The program will begin with a presentation by Jen Coleman, Health Outreach Director at Oregon Environmental Council. Audience Q & A will be followed by discussion and distribution of FREE Green Cleaning Kits, while supplies last. Each kit contains a spray bottle of all-purpose vinegar/water cleaner, a box of baking soda, and a handy guide with recipes for do-it-yourself cleaning products.
This event marks the launch of a Green Cleaning campaign sponsored by the Sustainability Coalition’s Health and Human Services Action Team to identify and promote safe alternatives to hazardous products that are regularly used, but that pose a threat to personal and environmental health. Using safer cleaning products not only protects the health of people and the environment. It can save you money!
The April 11th event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 541-230-1237 or email email@example.com.