Ecolympics 2014 has officially begun at Oberlin – check out the events that are happening here: http://new.oberlin.edu/office/environmental-sustainability/ecolympics/
Some highlights this year:
April 9th: A peacebuilding workshop at 7:30 pm in Wilder 112.
April 17th: Jessica Green, Professor at CWRU, will be speaking on global environmental governance in Hallock Auditorium at 7:30 pm.
April 20th: Quiet Life, a folk music performer, will be playing at the Tappan Square Bandstand at 7:30 pm (and giving a workshop on touring in a veggie oil van at 4:30 pm).
April 23rd: Gene Baur, founder of Farm Sanctuary, the largest farm animal sanctuary in the world, will be speaking at 7:00 pm in Hallock Auditorium.
But these are fall from all of the events – there are over 35 happening in the next 21 days – and the full schedule is posted in the Science Center and in Azariah’s.
It’s been quite a ride the last few months getting all of these events going, but it should be a spectacular month to learn about sustainability. You can also check out the dorm energy and water reduction competition here: http://buildingdashboard.net/oberlin/#/oberlin
It seems like many dorms have already begun seeing savings, only a single day into the competition! The winning dorms will receive an ice cream party from CowHaus, and infrastructural improvements. The 5 students who participate in the most events will get prizes as well, and we’re handing out stuff at every event! So I hope to see you at an Ecolympics event in the near future – I hope to be able to attend many of them myself.