Community Voices Articles


The Community Voices component of Environmental Dashboard is designed to celebrate and promote thought and action that build stronger, more sustainable and more resilient communities. Community members representing the diversity of this community are being interviewed to share their perspectives. Click below to view recent interviews or search by subject name, interviewer or any keyword or topic to view associated stories. Many of the quotes used for Community Voices slides are taken from these interviews.

   

Teacher Workshop 2&3

Curriculum Development Workshops Teachers Checking out the Instructor Toolkit Oberlin Teacher Workshop 2015 Students checking out Prospect Elementary digital signage Environmental Dashboard (ED)  technology is being installed in school districts in Ohio and nationally.  ED is designed to make flows of water and energy through buildings and whole communities and environmental conditions visible, engaging and teachable while also linking these […]


Teacher Workshops

Workshop #1: Introduction to Teaching and Learning with Environmental Dashboard Teachers Checking out the Instructor Toolkit Oberlin Teacher Workshop 2015 Students checking out Prospect Elementary digital signage Environmental Dashboard (ED)  technology is being installed in school districts in Ohio and nationally.  ED is designed to make flows of water and energy through buildings and whole communities and environmental conditions visible, […]



Cullen Naumoff

Cullen Naumoff Interview by: Bryan Rubin Cullen Naumoff joined the Oberlin Project in September 2014 as the Director of Sustainable Enterprise. Naumoff leads the sustainable economic initiatives to drive smart growth in and around Oberlin, Ohio. Naumoff brings to this role innovative and inclusive strategies that aim to both attract and grow triple bottom lined businesses in the community. Prior to joining The […]


Lynn Powell

Lynn Powell Interview by: Mikaila Hoffman Lynn Powell is a professor of Creative Writing at Oberlin College. She has published two books of poetry and one non-fiction book. She created and continues to teach the “Teaching Imaginative Writing” course at Oberlin, where she assists interested college students in running week long poetry residencies at Langston Middle School. The course is partially […]



Lester Allen

Lester Allen Interview by: Carolyn Burnham   Lester Allen visited his father in Oberlin during his childhood summers and felt so at ease within the community that he decided to make it his permanent home as an adult after service in the military. Allen began work at the Oberlin Postal Department, connecting with people of all ages as he delivered […]


Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes Interview by: Rick Yu Yue   Sean Hayes is Executive Director of The Oberlin Project, a joint effort of the City of Oberlin, Oberlin College, and individual and institutional partners, to improve the resilience, prosperity, and sustainability of the Oberlin community through development of a robust, vibrant, and local post-carbon economy. Prior to joining The Oberlin Project, Hayes was the […]


Barbara Pierce

Barbara Pierce Barbara Pierce, an Oberlin resident and the first post-war blind student to attend Oberlin College, has worked for the last 40 years for the National Federation of the Blind, advocating for the civil rights of blind people. She is a leader nationwide as well as in the Oberlin community. Q: What words or images would you use to […]


Samantha Beetler

Sam Beetler Interview by: Becky Kalish Sam Beetler, graduate of Lorain County Community College, is the lead gardener for The People’s Garden at Oberlin Community Services (OCS). Sam’s main work is running the garden but she is also involved in many of the other projects that OCS facilitates. Beetler’s favorite outdoor spot in Oberlin is the arboretum. Q:  My first question […]