Oberlin Alumni Magazine

Fall 2008 Vol. 104 No. 1 OAM Home | Oberlin Online

Illustration by Richard Tuschman


  • Featured Stories

    The Roots of Environmentalism/

  • Redefining an American Classic /

    Veteran stage and television actor Avery Brooks ’70 starred as Willy Loman in a mixed-race Oberlin production of Death of a Salesman. /

  • A World of Green /

    Oberlin College continues its enviable reputation as one of the nation’s most environmentally responsible campuses. Read how students, professors, alumni, and townspeople are working together to put sustainability into action, not just in Oberlin, but in our region and our world. /

  • Green Living on a Blue Planet: Why Colleges Must Take the Lead /

    New college graduates have much to learn about budgeting. Many are financially on their own for the first time. /

  • Greenskeeper Orr /

    It’s a beautiful fall day in Oberlin, yet David Orr spots a scene that rankles him: a tractor that is spraying pesticide and veering awfully close to the Environmental Studies Center’s Living Machine. /

  • A Town Reimagined /

    Relative to Oberlin’s energy future, the city and College must solve four problems. The first is to create a practical vision of post-carbon prosperity. /

  • Restoring Community through Soil /

    Restoring Community through Soil by Stanford University may have an atomic particle accelerator, but Oberlin has one that’s much more green—a low-tech, garbage-powered device known as a topsoil accelerator. /

  • Grads Gone Green /

    To move to a post-carbon world, says David Orr—a place where we no longer borrow from the health and prosperity of our future—work needs to happen on many fronts. /

  • What You Can Do /

    Being "green" is much more than recycling trash, installing solar panels, or driving a hybrid car. It’s seeing the world in a wholly different way. /






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