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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: April 15th - April 21st, 2024

Here's what's happening this week in Sustainability!


RSVP FOR CELEBRATING DARTMOUTH'S CLIMATE COMMITMENT: AN EVENING OF COMING TOGETHER & HOPE
Tuesday, April 23 | 5 - 6:30PM | Collis Common Ground
  • This Earth Day, we're gathering to celebrate climate action at Dartmouth. After updates from senior leaders on the rollout of Dartmouth's climate plan, several Dartmouth faculty and students will share why they're excited about the future of climate action and study at Dartmouth. 

  • RSVP here by Wednesday, April 17 – we hope you can join us!

 

EARTH MONTH 2024

Why confine celebrations of our common home to a single day? And really, if you ask us, every day should be Earth Day – but at the very least, we'll start by marking the month of April as a time to join together, give thanks for the abundance this world provides, and recommit ourselves to fighting for continued environmental flourishing and justice. There's a LOT happening around campus and in town to do just that – check out our Earth Month 2024 calendar for the full line-up of events!


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MONDAY, April 15th

2024 UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST ANNUAL EARTH SUMMIT
1:00 - 3:00PM | The Church of Christ, 40 College St, Hanover, NH 03755
  • The UCC’s second annual Earth Summit will feature celebrated author and activist Bill McKibben delivering the Jim Antal Keynote Lecture with the title, “Energy from Heaven or Energy from Hell?” The two and a half hour summit will additionally feature a panel of grassroots leaders, the announcement of the Dollie Burwell Prophetic Action Award winner, a celebration of the UCC’s newest Creation Justice Churches, and a video showcasing the environmental ministries of our host congregation, The Church of Christ at Dartmouth College. This event will be both in-person and live streamed via Zoom. Along with The Church of Christ at Dartmouth College, cohosts include the UCC’s Council for Climate Justice, the National Setting of the UCC, and the New Hampshire Conference of the UCC.

  • Even if one cannot make the event at its scheduled time, all those who register will receive a link to a recording of the event. Learn more and register here.


POP-UP BIKES SHOP (PUBS)
3 - 5PM | Bikes Shop (Fahey-McLane)
  • Dartmouth Bikes hosts Pop Up Bike Shops (PUBS) weekly (weather permitting) outside of the bike shop on the Fahey-McLane patio located on the Tuck Mall side of the building. These are for simple bike registrations, tune-ups requiring less than 15 minutes of work, as well as general maintenance like chain lube and air (which are always free).

 

TUESDAY, April 16th

SUGAR CREW WORKDAY
2 - 4PM | Rides from behind Robo
  • Join Sugar Crew Captain Valen NealBurk '25 for a work day at the Dartmouth Organic Farm's maple sugar bush! We'll be doing post-season clean-up work, including: pulling buckets/lines/taps from the trees, washing buckets/taps, and cleaning our boiling pans. All you need to bring is: weather-appropriate clothing and layers, sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting dirty, and 1 L of water.

  • We'll meet behind Robinson Hall (Robo) at 2:00pm and return to campus by 4:00pm. Reach out to Valen at valen.h.nealburk.25@dartmouth.edu with any questions!

  • Sign up on Trailhead.


FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
7 - 9PM | North Mass Basement
  • Excited by our thrift store and want to help sustain our efforts? Shocked by the amount of waste on campus and want a tangible way to curb it? Join us for a volunteer work session at the Free Market!

  • Help fold and sort clothing, organize the thrift store space, and more.

 

WEDNESDAY, April 17th

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE HOURS
12:00PM - 1:30PM | Robinson Hall (106)
  • Come ask the staff questions about sustainability and learn more about sustainability at Dartmouth! There will be sweet treats for you to enjoy.

  • There will be baby goats!!!!!!!

  • All are welcome, and no prior involvement with Dartmouth Sustainability is required. Bring your friends!


 

THURSDAY, April 18th

O-FARM WORKDAY
8 - 9:45AM | Rides from behind Robo
  • Join Farm Club for a morning workday at the O-Farm! We'll be seeding and doing some fieldwork. No prior experience required, we'll teach you everything you need to know! Wear clothes/shoes you don't mind getting dirty and bring a warm layer and a water bottle.

  • Sign up on Trailhead.

  • Join the Farm Club GroupMe for trip announcements and other ways to get involved!


SUGAR CREW WORKDAY
2 - 4PM | Rides from behind Robo
  • Join Sugar Crew Captain Valen NealBurk '25 for a work day at the Dartmouth Organic Farm's maple sugar bush! We'll be doing post-season clean-up work, including: pulling buckets/lines/taps from the trees, washing buckets/taps, and cleaning our boiling pans. All you need to bring is: weather-appropriate clothing and layers, sturdy shoes that you don't mind getting dirty, and 1 L of water.

  • We'll meet behind Robinson Hall (Robo) at 2:00pm and return to campus by 4:00pm. Reach out to Valen at valen.h.nealburk.25@dartmouth.edu with any questions!

  • Sign up on Trailhead.


FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
12:30 - 2PM | North Mass Basement
  • Instead of buying new, get your fresh fit at the Free Market!

  • You can also drop off donations during our open hours.

 

FRIDAY, April 19th

FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEER HOURS
7 - 9PM | North Mass Basement
  • Looking for a tangible way to get involved with sustainability efforts on campus? Come volunteer with our Free Market Thrift Store!

7 - 9PM | O-Farm Campfire & S'mores
  • Join Farm Club this Friday for a campfire, s'mores, and friends at the O-Farm!

  • Sign up on Trailhead.

  • Join the Farm Club GroupMe for trip announcements and other ways to get involved!

 

SATURDAY, April 20th

SUSTAINABILITY AT THE SPRINGTIME SPECTACULAR
11AM - 2PM | Allen Street, Hanover
  • Dartmouth Sustainability and Dartmouth Bikes will be tabling at the Springtime Spectacular–come for the baby goats, stay for a bike tune-up or to learn more about decarbonization at Dartmouth!

  • Read more here!


FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
12PM - 3PM | North Mass Basement
  • Come swing by our on-campus thrift store, the Free Market, this weekend! All clothing is reclaimed from Dartmouth's waste streams. Instead of buying new clothing, get second-hand for free!

 

SUNDAY, April 21st

FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
12PM - 3PM | North Mass Basement
  • See above–same thrift store, with perhaps some new finds! 👀


COMMON GROUND FILM SCREENING
4 - 6PM | Loew Auditorium, Visual Arts Center
  • This blockbuster sequel to "Kiss the Ground" emphasizes the need to face the reality of our food systems and how profits and power are the driving force behind them.

  • Free and unticketed. Discussion with Jack Walker from the Dartmouth Organic Farm follows the film.

  • Learn more here!

 

WEEKLY FEATURE

So much of our media is mired in gloom and doom–and don't get us wrong, there's a lot to be wary of when it comes to our fight for a just, livable future in the face of intensifying injustices and climate change. But, there's also SO much good work being done, too, that rarely gets highlighted, and we're here to begin to change that.

  • In Feburary, a group of staff and students attended the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT)'s annual winter conference in Burlington to learn about all things sustainable agriculture!

  • Many of the lectures and workshops from NOFA-VT are now posted on YouTube - in particular, check out this incredible keynote speech from Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin, a Minnesota-based leader in regenerative poultry farming. Regi is the founder and CEO of Tree-Range Farms and, among many other things, an expert in climate-friendly scalable agriculture. Regi's talk begins around minute 22:45 in the video.

If you've got a climate win or sustainability star you're excited about, big or small, email us at sustainable.dartmouth@dartmouth.edu, and we'll include it in next week's newsletter! According to the IPCC, every action that prevents further degrees of global warming, no matter what scale, is meaningful.

 

OTHER EVENTS

Below, find events from other campus and local organizations related to sustainability, climate, and social justice!


ENERGY AND CLIMATE CAREERS OFFICE HOURS
Tuesdays | 12 - 1PM | IR 155
  • Curious about career possibilities in climate and energy? Wondering about internship options? Looking for advice on networking? Stop by our weekly Climate and Energy Career Office Hours and talk with Irving Institute Experiential Learning Coordinator Angus McReynolds about find answers!

  • No registration necessary, just drop by!


CAN TIKTOK SAVE THE PLANET?
Thursday | 5 - 6:30PM | IRVING PROJECT HUB (IR-155)
  • Join the Energy Justice Clinic for an exciting workshop on environmental advocacy and policymaking via social media with Doria Brown and Trash Caulin. Doria is the Energy Manager for the city of Nashua and an eco-influencer by the handle @earthstewardess, while Trash Caulin uses his platform @trashcaulin to promote eco advocacy, beach clean-ups, and ocean conservancy. 

  • Register online here.

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