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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: April 7th - April 14th, 2024

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

We know that strong community is vital for building resilience and fortifying us in the face of the climate crisis—that’s why we host community meals like last week's lunch, where we took the extra time out of our day to slow down and share a meal together.

 

ANNOUNCING: 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!


If you're planning an event you'd like to be featured, please fill out this form.



And be sure to RSVP for our flagship Earth Month event:


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!

 

TUESDAY, April 9th

O-FARM WORK DAY
8 - 10AM | Rides from behind Robo
  • There's no better way to start your day than at the farm. No prior farming experience required--we'll teach you everything you need to know!

  • 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 10th

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!


POP-UP BIKES SHOP (PUBS)
1:30 - 3PM | 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).

 

THURSDAY, April 11th

O-FARM WORK DAY
8 - 10AM | Rides from behind Robo
  • Come get your hands dirty and plant some seedlings before class!

  • 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 12th

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 13th

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 14th

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 Thursday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced a $20 million award to help finance clean energy projects in the U.S. Read more about this award and its projected impact here.

  • Check out And I'm Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance at the Hood Museum before it leaves on April 13. Featuring selections from the Hood Museum's photography collection, the exhibit celebrates joy in African American life.

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!


DARTMOUTH ENERGY MIXER
Tuesday, April 9 | 6:15 - 7:30PM | Irving Atrium
  • Join Fossil Free Dartmouth, Dartmouth Energy Alliance, Thayer Energy Club, and Tuck Energy Club for an energy mixer. It’ll be a casual and fun mixer on Tuesday, April 9 from 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM in the Irving Institute Atrium. You’ll learn about student-led climate- and energy-focused initiatives at Dartmouth and have a chance to mingle with other orgs. Plus, FREE YUMMY DINNER! Please rsvp with this link.


FOSSIL FUELS IN ACADEMIA: GREENWASHING, DISASSOCIATION, AND CLIMATE JUSTICE
Wednesday, April 10 | 6:45 - 8:00PM | Dartmouth Hall 105
  • Join this Wednesday, April 10th, for an intergenerational conversation, featuring three speakers who advocate for climate justice through community organizing, land-stewardship, activism, and academia.

  • Panelists include Jennie Stephens (Dean's Professor of Sustainability Science and Policy at Northeastern University and Climate Justice Fellow at Harvard-Radcliffe), Earl Hatley (Citizen of the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi and President of Ottauquechee Water Protectors Association), and Charis Boke (Anthropologist, Dartmouth).

  • Free dinner will be provided! Organized by Fossil Free Dartmouth, a student-led organization at Dartmouth College.





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