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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: February 26th - March 3rd, 2024

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

Last week, 12 Farm Club members traveled to Burlington, VT for the Northeast Organic Farming Association Winter Conference. They each attended three intensive sessions on topics ranging regenerative farming to culturally meaningful seeds to beekeeping.

 

TUESDAY, February 27th

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 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.

 

WEDNESDAY, February 28th

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE HOURS
12:00 - 1:30PM | Robinson 106
  • Join us for delicious homemade sweets and refreshing susty conversation!

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


SUGAR CREW WORKDAY
3:30 - 5:30PM | O-Farm (meet behind Robo)
  • Join Sugar Crew Captains Valen '25, Logan '23 and Jack from the Sustainability Office for a pre-season work day at the Dartmouth Organic Farm!

  • Before we can start tapping trees for the season, there are a number of pre-season tasks that must be accomplished, including: flushing the sap lines; hauling wood from the farm and stacking it at the Sugarhouse; tidying the inside and grounds surrounding the Sugarhouse; and sledding down the hill at the sugar bush (not strictly necessary, but absolutely fun).

  • We'll leave from behind Robinson Hall at 12:00pm and return to campus no later than 2:00pm (in time for 2As!). You'll need to bring multiple layers of warm clothing (preferably clothes you don't mind getting a little snowy/dirty), gloves, a warm hat, winter boots, and 1-2 liters of water. Reach out to valen.h.nealburk.25@dartmouth.edu or logan.c.reano.23@dartmouth.edu with any questions, and I can't wait to see you soon!

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

  • Sign up on Trailhead here.

 

THURSDAY, February 29th

SUGAR CREW WORKDAY
12:00 - 2:00PM | O-Farm (meet behind Robo)
  • Join Sugar Crew Captains Valen '25, Logan '23 and Jack from the Sustainability Office for a pre-season work day at the Dartmouth Organic Farm!

  • Before we can start tapping trees for the season, there are a number of pre-season tasks that must be accomplished, including: flushing the sap lines; hauling wood from the farm and stacking it at the Sugarhouse; tidying the inside and grounds surrounding the Sugarhouse; and sledding down the hill at the sugar bush (not strictly necessary, but absolutely fun).

  • We'll leave from behind Robinson Hall at 12:00pm and return to campus no later than 2:00pm (in time for 2As!). You'll need to bring multiple layers of warm clothing (preferably clothes you don't mind getting a little snowy/dirty), gloves, a warm hat, winter boots, and 1-2 liters of water. Reach out to valen.h.nealburk.25@dartmouth.edu or logan.c.reano.23@dartmouth.edu with any questions, and I can't wait to see you soon!

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

  • Sign up on Trailhead here.


FREE MARKET THRIFT STORE OPEN HOURS
12:30 - 2PM | North Mass Basement
  • Check out our new day time weekday hours! Swing by during your lunch break.

  • Everything is free, and all are welcome!

 

FRIDAY, March 1st

SUGAR CREW WORKDAY
11:30AM - 1:30PM | O-Farm (meet behind Robo)
  • Join Sugar Crew Captains Valen '25, Logan '23 and Jack from the Sustainability Office for a pre-season work day at the Dartmouth Organic Farm!

  • Before we can start tapping trees for the season, there are a number of pre-season tasks that must be accomplished, including: flushing the sap lines; hauling wood from the farm and stacking it at the Sugarhouse; tidying the inside and grounds surrounding the Sugarhouse; and sledding down the hill at the sugar bush (not strictly necessary, but absolutely fun).

  • We'll leave from behind Robinson Hall at 11:30am and return to campus no later than 1:30pm (in time for 2s!). You'll need to bring multiple layers of warm clothing (preferably clothes you don't mind getting a little snowy/dirty), gloves, a warm hat, winter boots, and 1-2 liters of water. Reach out to valen.h.nealburk.25@dartmouth.edu or logan.c.reano.23@dartmouth.edu with any questions, and I can't wait to see you soon!

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

  • Sign up on Trailhead here.

 

SATURDAY, March 2nd

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, March 3rd

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

 

NEXT WEEK

SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY LUNCH
12:30PM - 1:30PM | Irving 275
  • Join the Sustainability community for a delicious lunch next Wednesday! No prior involvement with Dartmouth Sustainability required. Bring your friends!


 

THE FUTURE

EARTH MONTH EVENT SUBMISSIONS
Tuesdays | 12 - 1PM | IR 155
  • 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

 

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.

  • Did you know there's a whole nonprofit dedicated to celebrating environmentalism and sustainability storytelling in the entertainment industry? The Environmental Media Association (EMA) held their annual awards earlier this winter. Read more about the EMA in this NPR article and on the EMA website.

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!


SUNRISE DARTMOUTH MEETING
Thursdays | 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.


ENERGY ACTION NETWORK 2024 SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
  • Energy Action Network (EAN) is pleased to announce their 2024 Summer Internship Program. Applications are due March 1, 2024 for college students (rising juniors and seniors in 2024) and 2024 college graduates excited by EAN’s mission of achieving Vermont’s climate and energy commitments in ways that create a just, thriving, and sustainable future.

  • Read more about EAN and learn how to apply here.


NEW JOB POSTING: SUSTAINABILITY COORDINATOR FOR THE TOWN OF HANOVER
  • The Town of Hanover is hiring a new full-time Sustainability Coordinator.

  • The Sustainability Director for the Town of Hanover is for a knowledgeable, creative, organized, and passionate individual who has the skills and experience to direct and coordinate the Town’s significant sustainability efforts, working collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to continue to help make the Town of Hanover a leader in sustainability and a driver of progress among community and regional stakeholders.

  • Read more about the position and how to apply here.

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