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Photo by Ma’ayan Plaut ’10
The Green Arts District is a bold and visionary plan to transform a 13-acre site adjacent to Tappan Square in downtown Oberlin into a thriving and environmentally sustainable center for community and the arts. The project will revitalize resources for the arts and education, reinvigorate the city of Oberlin, advance the college’s and conservatory’s leadership in green innovation, and create important new opportunities for student learning.
This idea — Green Arts — makes perfect sense for Oberlin, bringing our world-class reputation for innovation in education, music, and the arts together with our pioneering work in environmental sustainability. And the idea is likewise perfect for the city of Oberlin, creating a model for how a Midwestern rust-belt community can enliven its economic base, shrink its carbon footprint, and take steps toward a green future.