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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: April 29th - May 5th, 2024

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

Last week on Earth Day, the Dartmouth Climate Collaborative launched, seeking to connect, strengthen, and leverage Dartmouth’s existing work on climate and sustainability – beginning with a $500 million investment in campus decarbonization.

We at Dartmouth Sustainability were so grateful to gather with many members of our community – YOU! – to celebrate all the many hands who have helped make this moment possible. You can catch the livestream of our dinner featuring updates from Director of Sustainability Rosi Kerr and Special Advisor to the Provost on Climate and Sustainability Laura Ogden, plus talks from Professors Erich Osterberg and Bruce Duthu, Kate Yeo '25, and Solange Acosta-Rodríguez, here.

 

MONDAY, April 29th

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 30th

O-FARM WORKDAY
8 - 9:45AM | Rides from behind Robo
  • Join Farm Club for a morning workday at the O-Farm! We'll be plastering the pizza oven to get it ready for dinners soon (delicious). 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!


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, May 1st

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.

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

 

THURSDAY, May 2nd

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 root veggies and getting the solar greenhouse ready for tomatoes. 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!


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, May 3rd

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, May 4th

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, May 5th

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.

  • On Earth Day, President Beilock announced the long-awaited Dartmouth Climate Collaborative, including an investment of more than $500 million into campus decarbonization over the next five years. Alongside major infrastructure updates, the plan also supports research and teaching, views Dartmouth's campus as a "living lab" with unique potential to drive climate-related innovation, and includes an interdisciplinary advisory council. The announcement video is available on YouTube.

  • At Tuesday's Celebrating Dartmouth's Climate Commitment Dinner, students and faculty spoke about the importance of connecting with others to pursue climate action. Watch their amazing talks here!

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!


ECOCOLLAB LUNCH - DR. SARAH KELLY
Monday, Apr. 29 | 12:30 - 1:30PM | ECSC Design Loft
  • Sarah Kelly is an innovative Geography Lecturer and co-founder of the Energy Justice Clinic here at Dartmouth who specializes in energy and social science, cultural cartography, water conflicts, and community science. She is dedicated to supporting community-led just energy transitions in the Upper Valley, Chile, and elsewhere through participatory methods and impactful projects. Join Sarah for a leisurely chat as part of EcoCollab’s faculty luncheon series! Food will be provided!

  • RSVP for Monday's talk 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!


ECOCOLLAB LUNCH - DR. JUSTIN MANKIN
Thursday, May 2 | 12 - 1PM | ECSC Design Loft
  • Dr. Manking is an associate professor and climate scientist with a passion for understanding global warming and its impacts on people. His research uses observations and climate models to understand how climate shapes human and ecosystem well-being, from attributing the physical genesis of climate extremes, to quantifying their economic costs, to drawing out the implications of that work for science and policy. Join Justin for an exciting conversation as part of EcoCollab’s faculty luncheon series! Food will be provided!

  • RSVP for Thursday's talk here!

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