Simbarashe Runyowa

Simbarashe Runyowa

My name is Simbarashe Runyowa, (aka Simba) and I am first year student studying Economics and Politics ,and I am from Harare, Zimbabwe. I am also a Bonner Scholar, which means that I really enjoy doing community service! I’m really thrilled to be working at Oberlin Project and am excited about the possibilities it has to create a fully sustainable community in Oberlin. I enjoy writing and social media, so I will mainly be working in communications. In my free time, I like to sing accapella, play intramural basketball, dabble in visual art and write for the Oberlin Review.

Ecolympics at Oberlin : The Race to Energy Conservation

Posted by Simbarashe Runyowa on April 20, 2012 in Energy Matters

The Olympic Games kick off in London this year in just under 100 days, but students here in Oberlin, Ohio are warming up for a different sort of competition: The ECO-lympics. The Ecolympics are a campus wide competition aimed at reducing the college’s water and energy consumption as much as possible within a three week period.  This year’s competition, dubbed “Race to a Gigawatt”, will reward the dorm that reduces consumption by the biggest margins with an ice cream party that will take place in the middle of finals.

This year’s Ecolympics, which are being run at Oberlin College as a subsidiary initiative of the nationwide Campus Conservation Nationals, aim to encourage students to become more cognisant of their personal and collective energy and water consumption patterns, as well as highlight some simple but effective strategies that can be employed on an individual basis to help curb energy and water usage.

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