Staff Picks: Thinking Green in Quarantine

Here's a list of inspiring reading and listening to keep you thinking green in quarantine, curated especially FOR YOU by your very own Susty Office staff members!! Let us know what you think and zoom into virtual office hours (every Thursday from 12-2pm EST, Meeting ID: 100 319 887) to discuss or share YOUR recommendations.

PODCAST: "On Being with Krista Tippett: Robin Wall Kimmerer and the Intelligence of All Kinds of Life"

RECOMMENDED BY: Laura Braasch, Program Manager, Dartmouth Organic Farm

LAURA SAYS: I love listening to podcasts in the spring when we are working in the greenhouse. One of my favorites is “On Being with Krista Tippett.” In this episode, she interviews Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of “Braiding Sweetgrass,” who speaks of “the intelligence of all kinds of life.” This made me think in a different way about how we, as humans, value the knowledge that exists in non-human life and the limitations of language in recognizing the value and gifts of nature.

PODCAST: Food Talk podcast, episode called Collective Power Can Help Us Buy Better Food

RECOMMENDED BY: Molly McBride, Program Assistant, Dartmouth Organic Farm

MOLLY SAYS: I really liked hearing Jose Oliva’s personal stories that have influenced his perception of power and how to reframe what power is to use it to your advantage to make change. He works in food sourcing and cares about every step it takes for food to get from producer to consumer. He also talks about how the cost of food does not reflect the reality of its impacts, and that is really important for us to consider as consumers.

TED TALK: A Creative Solution for the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan- LaToya Ruby Frazier

RECOMMENDED BY: Dalia Rodriguez Caspeta, Program Coordinator, Dartmouth Sustainability Office

DALIA SAYS: In times like this it's nice to be reminded that one person can make a difference like LaToya did in Flint Michigan. It spoke to the power of telling a story and the positive impact that came from that.

TED TALK: Human Trauma and Climate Trauma- Sheila Watt-Cloutier

RECOMMENDED BY: Yolanda Huerta, Program Assistant, Dartmouth Sustainability Office