Office of Environmental Sustainability

OES Programs

The Office of Environmental Sustainability runs a number of programs aimed at advancing sustainability.

Ecolympics is Oberlin's annual community competition and event series focused on sustainability.

The Green Room Program is a self-certification program for students to evaluate their sustainability efforts, be recognized for them, and inspire peer-to-peer education.

The Green Office Program (GOPro) was designed to involve offices in the campus-wide effort to reduce energy consumption and move towards carbon neutrality.

Community Based Social Marketing (CBSM) is a systematic, empirically based approach to designing behavior change programs in order to help the college meet its goal of carbon neutrality by 2025.

OES Hangouts are monthly potluck-style events to bring together community - meet OES staff and others interested in sustainability efforts, share ideas and initiatives, and connect all while enjoying delicious vegan food provided by OES. Events can be found on OES Facebook and College Events Calendar.

The Sustainability Map is a guide to noteworthy, sustainability-related initiatives on campus.

The Car Sharing program offers a sustainable, efficient and cost-effective transportation alternative for students, faculty/staff, and members of the community.

The Energy Conservation Rebate Program is specifically designed to allow various stakeholders at Oberlin College to 1) understand what rebates are available to them and 2) how to make the most of these resources.