As part of Oberlin’s annual Ecolympics competition, students volunteered to have their hair cut in the name of recycling. Hair collected during the event is donated to the Hair for Oil Spills program, which will use the hair to make hair booms for oil cleanups. Ecolympics is a monthlong water and electricity conservation competition open to students in residence halls, cooperatives, and local schools.
The month includes a range of events and activities designed to raise awareness and encourage participation in sustainability efforts. Oberlin also competes against other schools in the Campus Conservation Nationals.
Photograph by Yingran Zhang ’16
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35 miles west of Cleveland
Nearest Airport: CLE
9% in-state, 84% out-of-state,
7% from abroad
and 40+ theater & dance
productions every year
Oberlin graduates go on to earn
than alumni of other undergraduate colleges
Steinway grand pianos,
1,500 instruments of highest quality
in grants awarded to
students each year