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Ohio EPA Awards Education Grant to Promote Environmental Stewardship in Oberlin
Oberlin College and Oberlin City Schools will collaborate on a unique resource conservation project, thanks to a $49,728 environmental education grant from Ohio EPA. Eight grants were awarded statewide for $264,361.
Oberlin College students and faculty will develop an environmental dashboard to track real-time electricity and water usage in four city schools and city-wide. The dashboard will appear on electronic signs in the schools and downtown. The signs will display a wealth of information on resource consumption and suggest ways for students and residents to conserve those resources.
The Ohio Environmental Education Fund is administered by Ohio EPA. For additional information, contact the Ohio Environmental Education Fund on the web or at (614) 644-2873.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.