March 2016 eNewsletter

From the desk of OES:

This year’s incredible Ecolympics poster designed by Soren Carlson-Donohoe

The month of April tends to be laden with events and this year is no exception. In fact, the Office is organizing more events in April than entire rest of the year combined! April is Earth Month and the time of the year for Oberlin’s Ecolympics! This year, Ecolympics will run from April 8 – 22, ending on Earth Day. Oberlin’s K-12 public schools and all college dorms will be competing to reduce their electricity and water consumption during the two weeks of the competition. In addition to the reduction competition, Oberlin Ecolympics features a community event series that’s sure to please. There are over 25 amazing events scheduled for Ecolympics. I am so excited about what we’ve put together and hope you can join us! See below for a sampling and the Environmental Events Calendaror Ecolympics website calendar for more.
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January-February 2015 eNewsletter

From the desk of OES:

Last month in February, I had the honor to participate in the opening panel discussion at the International District Energy Association (IDEA) Campus Energy Conference in Denver, Colorado. Over 600 people were in attendance for the forum on “Clean Energy for the Next Generation.” The panel included representatives from Oberlin College, University of Colorado, University of Texas, Princeton University, and some industry partners. The panel of experienced energy industry leaders discussed emerging trends in clean energy deployment and optimization on campuses and communities in the context of a rapidly-changing utility and energy marketplace. Continue reading