OU Officials & Community Emphasize Environment

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The new community organization Ohio University Climate Action Now and the university-sponsored Ohio University Campus Climate Task Force are taking steps this upcoming week to address environmental sustainability.

Ohio University Climate Action Now (OUCAN) is inviting campus and community members Tuesday evening to the Nelson Commons to address climate disruption and the future of energy at Ohio University.

Austin Babrow, communications professor at OU and a member of OUCAN, said evidence from some of the best scientists in the world has created a startlingly picture for the environmental future.

“[Climate disruption] is a threat that’s really kind of unprecedented. We all face it; some places more than others, some places more dire. And the clock is ticking.”

Babrow said that OUCAN hopes to push the university to make decisions for the future now by bringing like-minded people together to network and brainstorm energy solutions.

Ohio University Campus Climate Task Force said Monday that subcommittees have been formed to focus on different aspects of improving the university’s environmental impact.

The Task Force, formed a year ago by the OU Provost, hope that the new subcommittees will help improve the environmental impact that the university has on an individual and departmental level.

The subcommittees will meet with the full Task Force on a monthly basis to discuss the progress made.