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Oak Creek, a 3.5 long tributary of Marys River in Corvallis, Ore., sits still on a brisk morning on Oct. 3. Oak Creek has a significant impact on the local environment but human pollution has warmed the water temperature and affected the various organisms that live in it.

On Oak Creek, ‘what we do upstream affects downstream’

Ashton McCracken , News Contributor
October 15, 2021

Correction: This story has been updated to say that baptisms in Oak Creek were performed by Euro-American settlers. A previous version incorrectly stated that these baptisms were done by the Kalapuya tribe. Oak...

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,...

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...

Steve Pitman, director of facilities and operations at OSU-Cascades, discusses long-range development net zero energy, water and waste goals of the Bend, Ore. campus and what his staff are currently doing to promote sustainability at OSU-Cascades.

OSU-Cascades sustainability, net zero goals prominent in its future

Quentin Comus, OSU-Cascades Beat Reporter
May 11, 2021

As the current presidential administration under President Joe Biden unveils its national climate plan, OSU-Cascades is addressing its own sustainability and net zero goals through both immediate and long-term...

First-year political science student Nabila Hersi shares her thoughts about sustainability practices and experience in Waste Watchers. Waste Watchers is a group run by Campus Recycling, whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at Oregon State University by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action and empowerment of future leaders.

OSU sustainability clubs celebrate Earth Day, aim to help university reach carbon neutral goal

Sukhjot Sal, News Contributor
April 12, 2021

Waste Watchers is just one of the dozens of sustainability clubs at Oregon State University fighting to save the environment.Nabila Hersi, a first-year political science student minoring in sustainability...

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...

Volunteers assist with clothing repair at a past Repair Fair. Repair Fairs are sponsored by the Oregon State University student group Waste Watchers.

Daarstad: Reduce waste to save our throw-away society

Haley Daarstad, Columnist
February 10, 2020

Reducing waste is a critical component in creating a more sustainable future. Waste is a dilemma with regards to the environment and health. From impacting climate change and causing health problems,...

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New Peavy Hall design to showcase industry’s future

Vada Shelby, News Contributor
January 7, 2019

In early 2019, OSU will have a new forestry building, complete with “rocking wood.” It will have the same name - Peavy Hall - as the previous forestry building before it, which was torn down almost...

Opinion: OSU leads sustainability movement among institutions

Genesis Hansen, Columnist
May 7, 2018

Bees wrap is the bees knees of food technology.Oregon State University has been a leader for sustainability practices for years and we are the first campus to structure a sustainable reusable method with...

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