Earth Day of Service will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019.

The annual Earth Day of Service invites Oregon State students, staff, faculty, and their children/dependents to celebrate planet Earth through community projects focused on environmental conservation and restoration.

The Earth Day of Service focuses on social connection and bridge building between OSU students, faculty, and staff and Corvallis area community agencies, completing environmental conservation and restoration service projects aimed at addressing community need, and economically allowing community agency resources to go farther through the utilization of volunteer energy, time, and talents.

A SUMMARY OF EARTH DAY OF SERVICE 2018:

We had 98 volunteers from the OSU community who completed 5 different service projects with a total of 314 service hours for Earth Day of Service 2018! The service projects were an incredible success, as OSU volunteers made a difference by doing all of the following:

  • Clean-Up and Organization at Old Mill Center: Cleaned and organized library, classrooms, conference room, storage rooms, cleaned 50-60 chairs and 15 tables, and up to 100 windows.
  • Craft N Care for Wildlife Habitats with Benton Soil & Water Conservation District: Crafted 50 cheerio strings for birds, 100 pine cones with bird seed, 300 bird ornaments, and 20 bird baskets.
  • Dunawi Creek Habitat Spring Cleaning with Corvallis Parks & Recreation: Removed a large amount of blackberry bushes.
  • Lincoln Elementary Garden Work Party with Linus Pauling Institute Healthy Youth Program: Cleared invasive thistle weed, painted stakes to mark garden beds, cleared garden beds and planted new crops.
  • Alsea Bay Tidal Marsh Debris Clean-Up and Invasive Species Control with The Wetlands Conservancy: 1000 lbs of debris collected off of several miles of tidal marsh, 40 willows replanted in wetland re-establishment project.

Thank you all again for participating! If you want to see more pictures and learn more about upcoming events, please visit our Facebook Page.

Learn more about the OSU Beyond Earth Day celebration, Friday April 20 to Friday April 27, 2018. 

 

We had 100 volunteers from the OSU community who completed 7 different service projects with a total of 287 service hours for Earth Day of Service 2017! The service projects were an incredible success, as OSU volunteers made a difference by doing all of the following:

Garden Work Party with Produce for the PeopleCleared 3 plots of Timothy Grass. Pulled and laid down cover crops on 8+ plots. Emptied trash bin almost 10 times.
Spring Cleaning at Sunset Natural Area with Corvallis Parks & RecreationRaked out dead leaves, sticks, and laid down new bark dust and mulch at Dunawi Creek. Removed invasive species and pruning of other plants.
Spring Gardening with SAGEOne full plot weeded, soil turned and prepared for planting and about 50 lettuce starters planted.
Enhancing Butterfly Habitat at Beazell Memorial Forest with Institute for Applied EcologyPulled scotch broom from a field in the forest to restore butterfly habitat. Crew almost cleared an entire 500 x 200 yard field.
Stream Stewardship Activity with Greenbelt Land TrustRemoved invasive Douglas firs and other plants.
SEC (Student Experience Center) Food Forest: Chopped some weeds, planted some berry bushes and a fig tree, and spread a fresh layer of wood chips on the soil to keep the place looking fresh.
March for ScienceStudents joined the global March for Science movement in Corvallis. Marched through downtown Corvallis to Central Park and showed support for science and intellectual freedom during a time of factual repression.
 
Thank you all again for participating! If you want to see more pictures and learn more about upcoming events, please visit our Facebook Page.
 

“The division between ecology and human rights was an artificial one, that the environmental and social justice movements addressed two sides of a single larger dilemma. The way we harm the earth affects all people, and how we treat one another is reflected in how we treat the earth.” -- Paul Hawken

                                                          

 

Collaborating organizations included the College of Forestry/Diverse Perspectives in Forestry Group, the Student Sustainability Initiative, and SOLVE.

Earth Day is April 22nd each year. Make every day Earth Day.

Earth Day is an annual day when events are held worldwide to increase awareness, appreciation, protection, and conservation of the Earth's natural environment. Now Earth Day is coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year. Learn more about the Earth Day Movement.

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