March 2015 eNewsletter

From the desk of OES:

This year’s awesome Ecolympics poster, designed by Soren Carlson-Donohoe.

Oberlin is a pretty tiny place. But we have a big impact. Unlike many other small towns or organizations, Oberlin aims to chart new territory by being a leader. We change the conversation. We push the limits. Oberlin — both College and City — intend to be a model for other places on a variety of issues. We help others follow in our footsteps and learn from our mistakes.This month, the Environmental Dashboard team hosted teams from IBM and Palmer Construction (on behalf of the City of Toledo) to learn about the city and schools’ Dashboards. Some of the Dashboard crew presented at the Smart & Sustainable Campuses Conference in Baltimore. They also traveled to four other schools in Great Lakes Colleges Association (GLCA) to facilitate faculty workshops on integrating the Dashboard into their courses. Continue reading