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An Eco2Go dropoff location found in the Student Experience Center Plaza next to the Memorial Unit, photographed on July 26th, 2022. When the program first launched, OSU’s campus had only five dropoff boxes, expanding to 20 dropoff boxes later on.

Eco2go to resume ‘as soon as staffing allows’

Tarsa Weikert, News Contributor
August 1, 2022

Eco2Go is a University and Housing Dining Program which provides customers with reusable takeout containers. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the program has been under temporary suspension. Kerry...

The Oregon State University Energy Center, pictured on Nov. 23. The Energy Center has been an important part of reducing the university’s carbon footprint by providing efficient heating and electricity for campus.

COP26 restates efforts to limit global warming; Corvallis, OSU aim to reduce carbon footprint

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
November 29, 2021

Correction: This story originally incorrectly stated the Corvallis Home Energy Score Program received $58,000 from the Corvallis Climate Action Advisory Board. The correct information is the Corvallis...

The dusty glacier on Glacier Peak in Wallowa County, Ore. during August, 2021. According to local climate expert Larry ONeill, rainfall, heat from the summer, the snowpack in the mountains and how early the snowpack melts out are all factors to consider when determining the severity of drought.

Wet conditions will not end Oregon’s worsening drought, according to climate experts

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
November 15, 2021

Despite close to normal precipitation averages, Oregon’s drought continues to worsen, according to local climate experts.  “This year's drought was more severe than the precipitation totals suggest,”...

Art work displayed at the Corvallis Arts Center What Will Nature Do? exhibit, curated by Oregon State University climate scientist Dominique Bachelet. The exhibit, which is a collaborative art-science project, will be open until Nov. 13.

New Corvallis Arts Center exhibit conveys hope about climate change

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
October 16, 2021

Arts-Sci Oregon State University encourages hope regarding climate change with a new exhibit at the Corvallis Arts Center. Many people may see art and science as two separate entities. However, the...

Even with classes back in person, parts of Oregon State Universitys Corvallis, Ore. campus are still under construction as of Oct. 7. Many of these construction projects are being done in an effort to reduce carbon emissions.

Castles: Campus construction is a reminder to prioritize sustainable development

Christine Castles, Columnist
October 12, 2021

Editor’s Note: This column does not represent the opinion of The Daily Barometer. This column reflects the personal opinions of the writer. If you walk around Oregon State University’s Corvallis,...

Sophie Holden

Student on the Street: How do you feel about the threat of wildfires in Oregon and the wildfire expert panel hosted by OSU?

Hayden Lohr, News Contributor
October 11, 2021

Sophie Holden (she/her) second-year marketing major “I believe in [the threat of wildfires] for sure. I evacuated from where we lived in Clackamas for two weeks. I accepted losing the house....

The SW 35th Street solar array installation on September 27th in Corvallis, Ore. Sierra Magazine ranked Oregon State University at the 26th position out of 328 colleges in the country for sustainability.

OSU consistently ranks among most sustainable universities in the nation

Luke Brockman, News Contributor
October 5, 2021

Energy efficiency, sustainable food procurement and solar array maintenance: these are just three categories of the work that goes on in the Sustainability Office at Oregon State University. Minutes...

This photo shows the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. OSU was selected as one of just three institutions to host a multinational United Nations-sponsored training academy on climate change action and adaptation.

United Nations-sponsored climate change training academy to be hosted by Oregon State University

Luke Brockman, News Contributor
September 25, 2021

Oregon State University was selected as one of just three institutions to host a multinational United Nations-sponsored training academy on climate change. The training will begin on Sept. 27 and last...

Integrative Biology Professor Dr. Jane Lubchenco is President Joe Bidens pick for Deputy Director for Climate and Environment at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Lubchenco is an environmental scientist and marine ecologist who teaches and conducts research at Oregon State University.

OSU professor chosen for role in White House

Kelsy Valentine, News Contributor
April 18, 2021

Clarification: This story has been edited to reflect that Dr. Lubchenco is not the only leader on national climate and science at the White House, and her colleagues have been listed in the second paragraph...

Pandemic has inspired, mobilized local climate change movements

Cara Nixon, News Contributor
March 24, 2021

COVID-19 has generated countless obstacles to various personal and systemic goals and plans – however, in the fight against climate change, the pandemic has possibly offered inspiration and momentum. According...

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It is ‘reckless’ to exclude climate change from discussions on wildfires

Haley Daarstad, News Contributor
September 28, 2020

With around 1 million acres having burned in Oregon alone, and a quarter million Oregonians under some form of an evacuation order, Oregon’s Gov. Kate Brown called the fires a wake up call to climate...

Columnist Haley Daarstad argues that Oregon State University must focus more on fighting climate change by adopting more sustainable practices like carbon sequestration, or the school’s forests will slowly die.  

Daarstad: OSU must shift forests’ focus from revenue, toward climate change research

Haley Daarstad, Columnist
January 27, 2020

Oregon State University should refocus the management and research of OSU’s several research forests to address the existential threat that climate change presents.Last summer, about 16 acres of old-growth...

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