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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: April 1st - April 7th, 2024

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

Sugar Crew has been hard at work! In the photo above, Laura Braasch stokes the evaporator, boiling maple sap into maple syrup.

 

ALL WEEK LONG

DARTMOUTH BIKES APPOINTMENTS
  • Book time with a mechanic on our website to repair almost anything wrong with your bike or purchase parts from us.

  • Appointments run from the first to the last day of classes each term, and can be anything from as simple as a flat tire to as complicated as a complete bike re-assembly.

  • Sign up here!

 

THE (NEAR) FUTURE

EARTH MONTH EVENT SUBMISSIONS
  • Earth Day/Week/Month is coming!

  • Dartmouth Sustainability is compiling a calendar of Earth Day-related events this spring! If you are planning (or hoping) to host something of this kind, please fill out this form to let us know.

  • We have limited funds available to support student projects and initiatives for Earth Month. If you’ve been working on an idea and need an extra boost to make it come to life, let’s talk! Email elizabeth.a.borgmann.24@dartmouth.edu and isabelle.w.cheney.24@dartmouth.edu

 

TUESDAY, April 2nd

DARTMOUTH BIKES "OPEN SHOP" HOURS
8:30 - 10AM | Dartmouth Bikes Shop (Basement of Fahey Hall)
  • Stop by to put some free lube on your crusty salty chains and air in your cold tires!

  • This is also a time for you to work on your own bike using our tools for free!

  • If you can’t make it during these times, Collis Front Desk also has a bike pump to check-out for a few minutes at a time.

  • Note: Mechanics are only there to supervise and clean-up and will not be assisting in bike fixes. Please be respectful of their time.

  • More info here.


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 3rd

COMMUNITY LUNCH
12:30PM - 1:30PM | Irving Commons (IR 275)
  • Come join us for home-cooked lasagna featuring O-Farm fresh veggies (well, frozen over the winter, but you get the idea). We'll have vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options!

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


APPLY TO LIVE IN THE SUSTAINABLE LIVING CENTER
due 2PM | Star Portal (DartHub)
  • If you are interested in living in the Sustainable Living Center (SLC) next year, apply through the Learning Communities tab on the Star housing portal.

  • The Sustainable Living Center, founded in 2008, is designed for students interested in learning about sustainability, including topics like environmental justice, ecological stewardship, food, community building, climate action, innovation, policy, and more.

  • Applications due Wednesday at 2 pm!

 

THURSDAY, April 4th

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 5th

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!

 

SATURDAY, April 6th

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 7th

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

 

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.

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!


ENGINEERING RESEARCH SEMINAR: CARBON DIOXIDE REMOVAL THROUGH BIOMASS AND BIOENERGY
Monday | 3:30 - 4:30PM | Online
  • Hear from Daniel Sanchez, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, Dept of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley about how biomass with carbon removal and storage can provide durable carbon dioxide removal at relatively low cost

  • More information here


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!


DARTMOUTH STUDENT GOVERNMENT + DARTMOUTH DINING REUSABLE TUMBLER LAUNCH
Tuesday, April 2 through Tuesday, April 16 | All day | Novack, Ramekin, and the Fern
  • Starting Tuesday (4/2), customers at Novack, Ramekin, and the Fern can use reusable mugs and tumblers for the purchase of drip coffee, hot tea, and iced coffee. And every 10th customer to do so will receive their drink for free! Enter to win a new JBL speaker or one of four $25 DBA gift cards!

  • To enter: participate in the new reusable tumbler program, make sure you’re following Dartmouth Student Government on Instagram, take a picture of your drink/reusable mug with the designated photo poster in the background (posters placed at all three cafe locations) and post it to your Instagram story while tagging DSG! All submissions must be entered by Tuesday, April 16th.


NEW ENERGY TALK: HOW TO KILL A POWERLINE
Wednesday | 12- 1PM | Online
  • In this New Energy talk, PhD candidate at Clark University Maddy Kroot (D'19) draws on doctoral work on two controversial high-voltage transmission lines in northern New England, and explores how incumbent electricity capital effectively weaponizes the mandate for public participation in infrastructure permitting to block new energy sources from entering the grid and jeopardizing the profitability of existing assets. 

  • More information here 



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