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Oberlin in the Running for $5 Million Energy Prize

January 20, 2015

Communications Staff

Oberlin has been selected as one of 50 communities competing for the Georgetown University Energy Prize, a national $5 million competition that aims to rethink the way American communities use energy.

The announcement was made Wednesday, January 14, on the Georgetown University Energy Prize website. Representatives from the Oberlin Project shared the news with the community at a press conference in the Oberlin Public Library.

The competing communities are distributed among 26 states across the U.S. Athens County is the only other Ohio community in the top 50.

Oberlin will work to reduce its energy consumption through 2016. The Georgetown University Energy Prize will announce 10 finalists in early 2017 and the winner of the $5 million prize in June 2017.

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Oberlin College and Conservatory Releases Environmental and Social Responsibility Report

April 22, 2021

Oberlin College and Conservatory’s first Environmental and Social Responsibility Report, released today, shares the many ways in which students, faculty, staff, and the broader Oberlin community are working together to inspire the world we need. The report provides a wide-ranging look at the efforts of Oberlin College and Conservatory to address environmental and social responsibility in three spheres of influence: campus commitment, community commitment, and global commitment.
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