AASHE 2016 Reflection

Hillary Pan, Gabe Jacobson, Emma Ayzenberg, Olivia Vasquez, and Bridget Flynn taking a road-trip to AASHE 2016

I was lucky enough to attend and present at the annual AASHE Conference and Expo held Oct 9-12 this year in Baltimore, Maryland. I was joined by three other Oberlin students involved in sustainability. Bridget, Sustainability Coordinator in OES, told us that AASHE is the biggest and best sustainability-in-higher-education conference. We didn’t know exactly what to expect from the experience, but we hoped to hear about other institution’s challenges in campus sustainability from a mainly student perspective. Continue reading

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October 2016 eNewsletter

From the desk of OES:

Hillary Pan, Gabe Jacobson, Emma Ayzenberg, Olivia Vasquez, and Bridget Flynn taking a road-trip to AASHE 2016

I was lucky enough to attend and present at the annual AASHE Conference and Expo held Oct 9-12 this year in Baltimore, Maryland. I was joined by three other Oberlin students involved in sustainability. Bridget, Sustainability Coordinator in OES, told us that AASHE is the biggest and best sustainability-in-higher-education conference. We didn’t know exactly what to expect from the experience, but we hoped to hear about other institution’s challenges in campus sustainability from a mainly student perspective. The theme of the conference was “Beyond the Campus”, which means that the conference focused on “the dissemination and implementation of [sustainability] solutions in surrounding communities and the world.” We went into the conference aware of Oberlin’s progressive reputation, and comprehensive dedication to developing a community culture that embodies sustainability at every level, especially as we aim to achieve carbon neutrality.
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