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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: February 5th - February 11th, 2024

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

Our fields may be fast asleep, but Farm Club is hard at work planning crops for the upcoming season!

 

ALL WEEK LONG - APPLY APPLY APPLY!

ALL-IVY ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT CAREERS FAIR
  • Register today for the All Ivy Environmental & Sustainable Development Career Fair taking place in-person at Columbia University on Friday, February 23 from 9am-3pm.

  • Dartmouth will provide bus rides on a first come, first serve basis, limited to 50 students. Fee is $20 and can be paid by cash or check made out to "Dartmouth College." Complete this Google Form & deliver your $20 bus fee to secure your spot by Monday, February 5, to Kim Wind (112 Steele Hall) or Rachel Kent (Sustainability Office - Irving 180).

  • Questions about transportation should be emailed to: Kim.Wind@dartmouth.edu.


ARCTIC SUSTAINABILITY IMMERSION PROGRAM
  • The Dartmouth Sustainability Office and the Institute of Arctic Studies are partnering to offer an immersive trip to explore sustainability transitions in Iceland.

  • Join us as we ask questions like, how is Iceland playing a role in facilitating sustainable transitions globally? How have Icelanders been thinking about protecting and adapting foodways, economy, and culture as the climate changes?

  • Learn more and apply here!

 

TUESDAY, February 6th

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.


INFO SESSION: ARCTIC SUSTAINABILITY IMMERSION IN ICELAND
12:15 - 1:30 PM | Sustainability Office (Irving 180)
  • Kick off your summer (June 4th -12th) with an awesome immersive learning opportunity in ICELAND to learn about sustainability transitions in energy, economy, food, and policy. Hear about our proposed itinerary, learning themes, and meet our staff.

  • We will have cookies and info on how to apply!

  • This trip is a partnership between the Sustainability Office and the Institute for Arctic Studies.



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 7th

CAN TIKTOK SAVE THE PLANET?: Communication, Ethical Storytelling, and Building Your Social Media Brand Workshop" with Doria Brown and Arielle King
12:15 - 1:30PM | Irving Project Hub (IR 155)
  • Join influencers and EcoTok Collective members Doria Brown (@earthstewardess) and Arielle King (@ariellevking) for an engaging and informative workshop presented by the Dartmouth Energy Justice Clinic that will help you learn to use social media to build your own brand, make community and professional connections, and change the world!

  • Lunch will be served.

  • RSVP here, or stream here.


 

THURSDAY, February 8th

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!

 

SATURDAY, February 10th

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, February 11th

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

 

NEXT WEEK

HEALTH + SUSTAINABILITY PANEL / DISCUSSION
Wednesday, February 14th | 5:00 - 6:30PM | Project Hub (Irving 155) 
  • Join Dartmouth Sustainability staff and students for this special event on the intersections between health, sustainability, and equity. This event includes dinner, insights and reflections from panelists, and small-group discussion.

  • Hear from three fantastic panelists each with unique perspectives on community health, environmental justice, food and health equity, sustainability in healthcare, and more. We'll be hearing from Charis Boke, Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth, Kali Smolen, MD-PhD Student at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, and Chelsey Canavan, Adjunct Faculty in Public Health at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice.

  • Directly following the panel, there will be an opportunity to engage further with these topics of health and sustainability and reflect on what the panelists share through small-group discussion and individual reflection.

  • Dinner will include local veggies from Honey Field Farm in Norwich, VT and empanadas and salad from Moon and Stars. Moon and Stars, based in the Upper Valley, works to connect community, traditional food, and regenerative farming through heirloom corn and the food-making process. The organization strives to provide nutrient-dense and culturally vital food, while both engaging community in ancestral knowledge and creating new ideas about cultural and environmental sustainability.

  • This event is open to campus. All are welcome!

 

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.

  • Consider checking out the All We Can Save Project via book, newsletter, social media, or podcast. The project aims to foster "deep, sustained, and courageous climate engagement" and focuses on narrative change, community building, and deep learning - a great way to think about climate hope.

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.


THE IRVING INSTITUTE SEEKS YOUR ART FOR A SPRING/SUMMER '24 EXHIBIT
  • Undergraduate and graduate Dartmouth students are invited to submit proposals for a spring/summer 2024 exhibit in the Irving Institute Gallery for Art, Science, and the Humanities (3rd floor, Irving Building).

  • All art welcome! Physical media or objects, installations, written word, photography, cinema, music, computer-generated art... bring us your creations!

  • Submit your proposal by February 19. Questions? Email molly.s.dunn@dartmouth.edu


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.

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