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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: August 7th - 13th, 2023

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

Our New England Food Systems Immersion Program got to meet with VT Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and VT Rep. Heather Surprenant, both full-time farmers, this weekend in Montpelier!

 

TUESDAY, August 8th

O-FARM PICKLING WORKSHOP
10AM - 12PM | Rides leaving from behind Robo
  • Join Farm Fellow Jack '22, for a pickling workshop at the O-Farm! Pickling and preserving vegetables is one of the most important aspects of using a farm to its full potential, so come learn an easy and effective way to preserve farm fresh veggies through the colder months, you might even leave with a souvenir!

  • Sign up on Trailhead!


O-FARM PIZZA DINNER
5:30 - 7PM | Rides leaving from behind Robo
  • Join Jack '22, Madeline '25, and Emily '25, for a wood-fired pizza dinner at the Dartmouth Organic Farm! We will be leaving from behind Robinson Hall and driving to the O-Farm to harvest some ingredients, build pizzas, and take in the lovely evening overlooking the Connecticut River, no experience required.

  • Sign up on Trailhead.


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 9th

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE HOURS
12 - 1:30PM | Robo 106, or outside Robo if the weather's nice!
  • Join us for delicious homemade sweets and riveting susty conversation!

  • All are welcome, whether you've been involved in the past or are looking to get started with Sustainability now!


POP-UP BIKES SHOP (PUBS)
4 - 6PM | Bikes Shop (Fahey-McLane)
  • Get your set of wheels in good shape with Dartmouth Bikes!


 

THURSDAY, August 10th


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 11th

PHONE-FREE FARM FRIDAY!
1:30 - 3PM | O-Farm
  • Come out to the Farm for a work day! Pick some flowers, eat some veg, and lend a hand helping out in our fields–all while taking a mindfulness reset and enjoying a few hours away from campus, sans phone.

  • Sign up here!


FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEER HOURS 6 - 8PM | 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!

EF! MUSICAL AT THE O-FARM
8PM | Dartmouth Organic Farm
  • Check out this upcoming LIVE Performance of EF! a new immersive musical experience inspired by the 40-year-old Earth First! (EF!) movement and direct action environmental activism. Performances of EF! are held outdoors at natural sites that are identified as threatened or important for protection. Here, the invitation to the theater is also an invitation to act in a time and place that actually matter.

  • Admission is free! Registration is requested but not required.

  • Stay tuned–we're hoping to arrange some rides out to the Farm for the show!


 

SATURDAY, August 12th

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!


HICKORY CLEAN-UP, PIZZA DINNER, & EF! MUSICAL
3PM, 6PM, & 8PM | Dartmouth Organic Farm
  • EF! brings the audience into the direct action environmental movement via an immersive performance that imagines the audience as attendees at an action camp, preparing for a blockade. This performance will be coupled with a clean up and educational activity in the same hickory tree forest where we are performing.

  • Find more info and register here!

 

SUNDAY, August 13th

FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
12PM - 3PM | North Mass Basement
  • We will be hosting regular open hours throughout the term, so if you can't make it this weekend, never fear–there will be many more opportunities!

 

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.

  • Over this weekend, the Free Market campus thrift store hit 100 check-outs! (The actual number of unique visits is likely 2-3x higher, as not every visitor is filling out the check-out form–if you forgot, you can still do so here!) Our thrift store interns are putting in the work to increase clothing access and reduce one of Dartmouth students' primary waste streams!

  • Ecuadorians have brought forward a groundbreaking referendum to keep fossil fuels in the ground. The Yasuni National Park, a global biodiversity hotspot and home to some of the last Indigenous peoples living in voluntary isolation, the Tagaeri, Taromenane and Dugakaeri is threatened by the presence of the fossil fuel industry. On August 20th, 2023, the people of Ecuador have a historic opportunity to safeguard a significant portion of Yasuní rainforest. With this first-of-its-kind referendum worldwide, Ecuador could become an example in democratizing climate politics, offering the chance to vote not just for the forest but also for Indigenous rights, our climate, and the well-being of our planet. Read more about the campaign here.

If you've got a climate win you're excited about, email us at sustainable.dartmouth@dartmouth.edu, and we'll include it in next week's newsletter!

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