August 2016 eNewsletter

From the desk of OES:

The Fresh Swap allows first-year students to shop for popular college items FOR FREE. This program is run by the RCT promoting resource reduction and reuse in conjunction with the Free Store. Photo by Yevhen Gulenko.

Welcome to another school year! A particular warm welcome to those of you new to Oberlin. Oberlin is a place full of possibility.

There is ample passion, knowledge, resources, and desire to create change in this small, yet special community. Coming into a new community – whether as a first year or a seasoned resident breaking into a new scene – can be a challenge to navigate. Just like when traveling to a foreign country, one of the best things you can do is to understand context and history before jumping in. Continue reading

July 2016 eNewsletter

From the desk of OES:

Oberlin Inn’s restaurant ,1833, sourcing local raspberries thanks to the Oberlin Food Hub

Do you know what sustainability really is? How do you describe it simply, easily, and quickly? It’s a simple idea, but complex and ambiguous in reality. Sustainable development was originally defined as “meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs,” with a particular emphasis on elevating the poor. Continue reading