Our Commitment: A Climate Positive Community
As signers of the Clinton Foundation Climate Positive Development Program, the City of Oberlin and Oberlin College are committed to reducing Oberlin’s greenhouse gas emissions below zero.
To achieve our climate positive commitment, we must as a community shift to renewable energy sources, radically improve efficiency, sharply reduce our carbon emissions, and improve our economy in the process. We will specifically work towards this goal by coordinating an Energy Planning Committee, supporting the City and College in achieving energy commitments, partnering with businesses and non-profits working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors, and launching pilot projects that create tangible economic, environmental, and community benefit. In addition, in collaboration with the City's Resource Conservation and Recovery Commission, we are assisting in the development of a roadmap to become a zero waste community.