Environment & Sustainability


Becca Orleans '16

On combining interests in creative writing and environmental studies: "In providing a text that shares experiences of running and strength in running, I hope that this collection helps women feel more empowered to openly move throughout the environment." [more]

Evan Tincknell '14

On joining the Great Lakes Research family: "It's incredible to be engaging with people from whom I am constantly learning, and to be taking academic courses that seem so relevant to my work and the world in general." [more]

Noel Myers '14

On the opportunity to study in Brazil: "This internship made me realize how alternative energy and clean water can improve the health of community members and that it is fundamental to their economic development." [more]

Corey Patrick Harkins '12

On creating the Ecology Meditation Mindfulness ExCo: "Each week we intertwined meditation and mindfulness activities into our learning ... we always left with mud on our jeans and smiles on our faces." [more]

Samantha Bass '11

On building a sustainable coalition: "It amazes me that one year after proposing the Compost Work Group, composting is on its way to becoming a permanent reality at Oberlin." [more]

Stacia Thompson '11

On the Big Swap: "We are sustainability royalty for the week. Who else would skate home wrapped in a down comforter and carrying green alligator pillows under their arms all in the name of re-use and resource conservation?" [more]

Carl McDaniel '64

On his climate-neutral home in Oberlin: "For almost three decades we imagined building a passive solar house ... After a very intense two years, we moved into Trail Magic, our home among kindred spirits dedicated to creating a more durable future." [more]

Kristin Braziunas '08

On coordinating the Light Bulb Brigade: "Ten months, 10,000 light bulbs, and one bachelor's degree later... this is something that for me has come to define Oberlin." [more]

Lucas Brown '09

On SEED house: "Oberlin's support network made our successes possible. SEED demanded skills like composting, caulking, persuading, public speaking, and econometric analysis, and for each skill we required, we found an expert willing to teach it." [more]


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