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- Sustainability Events & Opportunities to Engage -

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Voice Your Support for BOLD Climate Action!

April 21st-30th 

To mark Earth Week, the Sustainability Office is collaborating with Dartmouth Student Government to better understand how Dartmouth students are impacted by the climate crisis. Please take a minute to fill out this poll to share how climate change impacts you and to show your support for BOLD ACTION for climate justice.

Mindfulness & Climate Change

Friday, April 21st | 1-2pm | Occom Commons

How can we live a meaningful life, in touch with ourselves and with Mother Earth? How can we learn to respond with intelligence and compassion to the increasingly challenging situations that come our way, personally and collectively?

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Energy Town Hall: Transition to a Low- Carbon Energy Future

Tuesday, April 25th | 5-6pm

Stoneman Classroom, Murdough

This year, our annual Earth Day Panel will explore Dartmouth's energy transition, discussing progress made in the past year toward achieving our campus-wide carbon emissions goals and efforts to accelerate Dartmouth’s decarbonization.

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Pop-Up Thrift Shop

Wednesday, April 26th | 4-6pm 

Collis Common Ground

Fashion Etc., a student club, is organizing a thrift store in Collis Commonground repurposing used clothing from Dartmouth students. Follow @dartmouthfashionetc for more!

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Upper Valley Wildflower Planting

April 28th-30th 

Volunteer to help plant wildflowers at several locations around the Upper Valley as part of the Class of 1989 Pollinator Project, No experience is necessary!

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Fossil-Free Dartmouth: Teach-In


​Saturday, April 22nd | 5-6 pm | One Wheelock, Collis

  • Are you seeking to take bold action for climate justice with fellow passionate and committed student activists this spring and/or summer? Do you wonder about the impact of funding from the multi-billion ($463.8 billion in the US) dollar fossil fuel industry on scientific research? Come to the Fossil Free Dartmouth Teach-in on Earth Day to learn about the international student-led Fossil Free Research movement and how you can get involved at Dartmouth!


  • This event is sponsored by Fossil-Free Dartmouth

An Evening with Leah Penniman


Saturday, April 22nd | 5-6:30 pm | Online

  • Celebrate Earth Day with renowned farmer, food justice activist and author Leah Penniman as she presents: Black Earth Wisdom. Leah Penniman (all pronouns) is a Black Kreyol farmer, mother, soil nerd, author, and food justice activist from Soul Fire Farm in Grafton, NY. She co-founded Soul Fire Farm in 2010 with the mission to end racism in the food system and reclaim our ancestral connection to land. As Co-ED and Farm Director, Leah is part of a team that facilitates powerful food sovereignty programs – including farmer training for Black & Brown people, a subsidized farm food distribution program for communities living under food apartheid, and domestic and international organizing toward equity in the food system.

  • Register here

  • This event is presented by Sustainable Woodstock & Pentangle Arts

DIAD & Pamela Silvia Díaz (series):

Contextualizing Social Inequities While Designing New Futures


Tuesday, April 25th | 10:00-11:30am | ECSC 007 (Design Loft)


  • In this interactive talk, Pamela Silva Díaz will explore engineering design, social justice, and climate resilience through engaging stories and examples. 


Climate Adaptation and Participatory Design (Workshop)


Tuesday, April 25th | 2:00-3:30pm | ECSC 007 (Design Loft)


  • In this workshop, we'll look into some of the impacts of climate change through the lens of climate justice, and talk about the importance of participatory approaches when leading community-centered projects. The workshop activities will help us think about how we may design technologies in resource-constrained scenarios, while we engage community members and stakeholders ethically and inclusively.


Designing Hardware for the Circular Economy (Workshop)


Wednesday, April 26th | 12:00-1:30pm | ECSC B08 (Couch II Lab)


  • In this workshop, we'll go over the fundamentals of the Circular Economy and the implications for hardware product design. Through hands-on exercises, we will think through some of the strategies that can help us design products with longer lifespans and reduced waste.

Young Alumni in Energy and Climate Career Panel


Tuesday, April 25th | 7-8PM | Online

  • Interested in pursuing a career in energy and/or climate? Not sure where to begin? Wondering what kinds of jobs you should be looking for? Join the Irving Institute and alum Jordan Swett ’19. who will be moderating a panel of young alumni working in this space. 

  • Register here

  • This event is sponsored by the Irving Institute for Energy and Society

DIAD Speculative Fiction Project: Faculty Panel for Student Writers


Wednesday, April 26th | 5:30-7PM | Irving Project Hub

  • Passionate about climate and energy? Interested in science fiction, fantasy, or horror? Looking to get paid to write a short story? Want to get published by a professional magazine led by professional editors?

  • The Design Initiative at Dartmouth, in partnership with the Irving Institute for Energy and Society, is holding an open call for short stories by Dartmouth students! And on Wednesday, April 26 from 5:30-7 p.m. in the Irving Institute Project Hub, Institute Faculty Affiliates who will be advising students on the project will hold a panel discussion about potential themes you can use in your stories for this call! 

    This event is sponsored by Design Initiative at Dartmouth (DIAD). 


Jay Lemery, MD, DMS ‘00

Climate and Health Updates, 2023: Perspectives on the human health impacts of climate change from a pioneer in climate medicine


Wednesday, April 26th, 6-7PM | Online

  • Dr. Lemery is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and is Chief of the Section of Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. He is the immediate Past-President of the Wilderness Medical Society and has provided medical direction to National Science Foundation subcontractors operating at both poles, most recently serving as the EMS Medical Director for the United States Antarctic Program.

  • He serves as a consultant for the Climate and Health Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and sits on the National Academy of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Environmental Health Sciences, Research, and Medicine.

  • Join the Zoom here.

David McDermott Hughes: Ayn Rand’s Climate Movement

Thursday, April 27th, 4:30-5:30PM | Irving 080 (lower level) and online

  • Dr. David McDermott Hughes, Professor of Anthropology at Rutgers University and author of "Who Owns the Wind? Climate Crisis and the Hope for Renewable Energy," will give a public talk titled, "Ayn Rand’s Climate Movement: Libertarians, Juries, and the End of Fossil Fuels."

  • In this talk, Professor Hughes will discuss his ethnographic studies of the 'unlikely bedfellows' of climate activists engaged in civil disobedience and libertarians using the tactic of jury nullification — where juries set aside the law — to shut down flows of coal, oil, and gas in the US.

  • This talk is co-sponsored by the Dartmouth Department of Anthropology, the Dartmouth Department of Geography, the Dartmouth Energy Justice Clinic, and the Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society. 

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