Oberlin Electricity is Nearly 90% Renewable


Photo by Walter Novak

Did you know the power supply serving the City of Oberlin will be 89% renewable by 2017? Joint ventures in hydro and wind projects and multiple power purchase agreements (PPAs) in landfill gas generation, hydro, and wind make Oberlin’s power supply almost completely powered by renewable sources. Currently, the electricity portfolio for the entire City of Oberlin hovers around 86% renewable!

Continue reading


Recycling Toothbrushes and More in New Collection Program

TerraCycle_Logo_OfficialDid you know it’s recommended to get a new toothbrush every three months? Well, now that you do, be sure to recycle your old toothbrushes when you get a new one!

The Oberlin College Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) is happy to announce a new recycling program for Oberlin. This program, called TerraCycle Oral Care Brigade, will collect used toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers, and their packaging. These materials will then we collected and sent to TerraCycle to be repurposed.

Continue reading