November/December 2016 eNewsletter

From the desk of OES:

Moses, Mae Kate, and Liam (OES interns) pictured in front of the Oberlin Bike Co-op during the OES Intern Scavenger Hunt.

It’s the last eNewsletter of 2016 – and what a year it’s been. This year we celebrated the 10 year anniversary of the Office of Environmental Sustainability (OES) and a decade of progress since our carbon neutrality commitment. This year has been full of challenges for many people and now with a president-elect who is a climate change denier, our obstacles are not over yet. In spite of this, we have made progress. Water protectors at Standing Rock succeeded in re-routing the Dakota Access Pipeline, the divestment movement doubled, and Oberlin College has more than halved our carbon emissions┬ásince making our commitment. We can learn a lot from places where we see success. I hope we can build upon our triumphs in the new year; we need to.