Ecolympics is Oberlin's annual community competition and event series focused on sustainability topics. This year Ecolympics will run from September 27 - October 11, 2019.

Oberlin Ecolympics is happened a little differently this year! We moved the competition to the fall and made it more accessible for anyone to participate! You don't have to live in a dorm, you don't even have to be a student to participate!

Ecolympics will feature a week-long scavenger hunt for Oberlin College and public school students, staff/faculty, and community members to explore sustainability at Oberlin and win prizes. The  event series includes dozens of events aimed at educating and integrating larger conversations on sustainability into the Oberlin community. We’ll have film screenings, guest speakers, trivia, crafts, yoga, and more! Check back for a schedule and how to participate!


Those who finish the scavenger hunt will win a prize! & The top teams will also be handsomely rewarded. MORE INFO COMING SOON!

Feel free to email us if you have any questions.

ecolympics scavenger hunt squirrel with magnifying glass searching for clues


Ecolympics is an annual conservation competition and community event series. The community event series aims to educate and integrate larger conversations on sustainability into our community through films, guest speakers, service events, workshops, and more!

We have decided to move Ecolympics to the fall for the following reasons:

  • Conservation practices adopted during Ecolympics will last throughout the year resulting in more reductions! (Please see graph)

A graph that illustrates how proper timing will aid in the reduction of water and electricity.

  • Show first years that Oberlin cares about the environment right away and learn how to get involved from the beginning!
  • Better for the Oberlin community and public schools.

For additional information or to get involved, contact our office.