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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: August 21st - 27th, 2023

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

Last week, we hosted faculty at the O Farm to imagine what interdisciplinary climate change research and action would look like at Dartmouth.

 

ALL WEEK LONG

APPLY FOR 23F SUSTY INTERNSHIPS
  • If you’ve ever wanted to make a difference in sustainability at Dartmouth–and get paid for your time–this one’s for you! We’re hiring Sustainability Corps interns, Farm interns, and a Thrift Store intern for fall term!

  • All students who have completed at least one academic year who are in town for fall term are encouraged to apply. Job descriptions and applications can be found on JobX.

  • Stay tuned for an announcement about a short film production internship in partnership with Willing Hands!


APPLY FOR DCSI's ’82 UPPER VALLEY COMMUNITY IMPACT FELLOWSHIP
  • The Dartmouth Center for Social Impact (DCSI) is offering a funded fellowship opportunity focused on climate change and sustainability in the Upper Valley.

  • This opportunity is through our Upper Valley Community Impact Fellowship (UVCIF) program, which funds students to complete a strategic project over the course of 3-4 terms for a local nonprofit. The application for a new project just opened under this program, set to take place beginning in 23F or 24W. You can learn more about this new project and apply here.

 

TUESDAY, August 22nd

FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
7 - 9PM | North Mass Basement
  • Our racks are fully stocked! Come swing by to get shirts, jeans, shoes, and more–all for free!

 

WEDNESDAY, August 23rd

SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY LUNCH
12PM to help cook, 12:30 - 1:30PM to eat! | Irving Commons (IR 275)
  • Join us to celebrate the end of a fabulous summer term chock full of so many good susty things–bikes! farm! thrift store! and more!–for a homemade community lunch. We'll be cheffing up herby, lemony pasta salad, with GF and vegan options available, ft. fresh veg from our very own Organic Farm!

  • Come to help cook at noon, or just to eat at 12:30pm. BYO utensils!!!


 

THURSDAY, August 24th

SUNRISE DARTMOUTH
8PM | Robo 106
  • Passionate about climate justice? Join Sunrise Dartmouth to learn how to get involved in the fight for environmental and social justice here on campus and nationally. Learn more about Sunrise Dartmouth here.

 

FRIDAY, August 25th

FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEER HOURS 7 - 9PM | North Mass Basement
  • Excited by our new 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 – sign up to volunteer here!

 

SATURDAY, August 26th

FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
12PM - 3PM | North Mass Basement
  • Come swing by our brand new 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, August 27th

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

 

***SUSTAINABLE MOVING SALE***

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 30TH 10AM - 2PM | Gold Coast Lawn
  • Each year, we host the Sustainable Moving Sale during orientation week. The hard-working Moving Sale team collects unwanted dorm room supplies from those moving out at the end of Spring term and sorts, cleans, and resells those items to students moving in at the beginning of Fall term.

  • Every year, the Moving Sale team keeps tons of waste out of the landfill by repurposing mini-fridges, sports gear, shower caddies, mirrors, posters, lamps and more!

  • Be sure to load your DASH account in order to pay!


 

CLIMATE WINS

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. We've added this "climate wins" section to our weekly newsletter to counterbalance the bad news and reinvigorate our community in this good and hard work by celebrating wins.

  • In a groundbreaking legal decision, a Montana judge last week ruled in favor of young people who had accused state officials of violating their constitutional rights by promoting fossil fuels.

  • The Biden administration declared nearly 1 million acres in the Grand Canyon to be a national monument, honors Tribal Nations and Indigenous peoples by protecting sacred ancestral places and their historically and scientifically important features, while conserving our public lands, protecting wildlife habitat and clean water, and supporting local economies. In particular, the designation of the Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni – Ancestral Footprints of the Grand Canyon National Monument will prevent any future mining developments in the area.

If you've got a climate win 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.

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