Wednesday, April 27, 2011
For the past 3 months the Energy Smarts Team program has been in place. The class spent the first few weeks learning about energy sources, the difference between renewable and nonrenewable energy sources, how energy is produced and transmitted, and the importance of energy conservation.
After this training, the Energy Smarts Team patrolled their school looking for smart energy use. They spread the word about energy savings by leaving reminder tickets in places they found energy being wasted and thank you tickets where energy was used wisely. After 3 weeks of school patrol, they went home with an assignment to perform their own home energy audit.
The class was rewarded for their hard work with a field trip to Oregon State University. They visited the wave research lab, the new Energy Center and received a tour of the campus.
“The whole class worked hard to learn about energy and teach others in their school and home about positive energy use, but the best part was they had fun while doing it,” says Stephanie Bugni. “The program was so successful that next year, all 4th and 5th grade classes at Waverly will be using the Energy Smarts Team program.”
Leadership Corvallis repackaged and sorted food at the Linn Benton Food Share Warehouse on April 26th.
“Many hands make light work as the proverb goes,” said Elizabeth Westland, a member of Leadership Corvallis who called upon Leadership members And their families to volunteer for the warehouse event. “We are gaining personal experience as volunteers and helping people who need food.
“We appreciate the work of Leadership Corvallis,” said Susan James, Linn Benton Food Share Volunteer& Gleaning Coordinator . “They were enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers who repacked and sorted close to 5,000 pounds of pounds of food.”
Linn Benton Food Share is a program of Community Services Consortium, the Community Action Agency of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Under the supervision of Elaine Lahey, Director of the CSC IT department, Larry Larios and Randy McKay, CSC employees , worked with JJ Maclean and Rob Rotert of Catalyst Technology Group who donated their time as consultants on the server room project.
Fred Long, Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Trustee in Eugene and customer of Catalyst, donated the server rack enclosure, which has been key to the upgrade, as you will see by following this link to a video by Elaine Lahey called The Server Rack Project.
Community 101, a program of The Oregon Community Foundation, with major support from the PGE Foundation, is a classroom based program that provides students opportunities to be involved in their communities through grantmaking and volunteering.
Students work together to identify community needs, research nonprofits, conduct site visits, review grant applications and make funding decisions. Each classroom has $5,000 to award in grants to community nonprofits.
C101 represents an innovative collaboration of schools, businesses and charitable organizations. Students acquire the tools to bring about positive change in their communities.
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