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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: March 4th - March 10th, 2024

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

Check out Dartmouth's new solar EV charger, which provides 100% renewable energy to employees commuting to campus!

 

THE FUTURE

EARTH MONTH EVENT SUBMISSIONS
  • We may just be wrapping up winter term, but 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

 

MONDAY, March 4th

SWIPES FOR HUNGER
5 - 8PM | Class of 1953 Commons (Foco)
  • Got DBA? Donate a swipe for up to $10 of DBA at this location and time! Your donations will support the on-campus food pantry.

  • Learn more here.

 

TUESDAY, March 5th

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, March 6th

SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY LUNCH
12:30PM - 1:30PM | Irving 275
  • Come eat lunch with us! Join the Sustainability community for delicious grilled cheese, homemade tomato soup, and good company on Wednesday!

  • Vegan and gluten free options available.

  • All are welcome, and no prior involvement with Dartmouth Sustainability is required. Bring your friends!

 

THURSDAY, March 7th

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!


SUGARING OPEN HOUSE
1 - 4PM | O-Farm
  • Are you looking for an excuse to get outside this reading period? Need a little sugar to get you through your final exams?

  • Come to the O-Farm this Thursday, March 7th, from 1-4pm for a sugaring open house! Learn about the intricacies of maple sugaring, hear from our Sugar Crew captains about how our own sugarbush works, help dump sap buckets, and (hopefully) sit around a boiling tray of soon-to-be maple syrup!

  • Shuttles will be running from behind Robinson Hall every hour on the hour (1pm, 2pm, 3pm), wear warm layers and sturdy boots that you don’t mind getting muddy, take a study break and visit the O-Farm sugarbush!

 

SATURDAY, March 9th

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 10th

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.

  • This week, check out Dr. Jessica Hernandez (Binnizá & Maya Ch'orti'), an Indigenous scholar, scientist, and community advocate who studies climate and environmental justice.

  • She recently wrote an amazing book, Fresh Banana Leaves, and is working on her second book as we speak! The Central Americans United Student Association also recently hosted Dr. Hernandez virtually for a talk about her work.

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!


ALL HOUSE TEACH-IN: A CONVERSATION ABOUT ISLAMOPHOBIA & ANTI-PALESTINIAN SENTIMENT
Tuesday | 5 - 6PM | The Cube
  • Sponsored by the House Communities, with Abdul Rahman Latif, Dartmouth College Muslim Chaplain, and Udi Greenberg, Associate Professor of History




NEW ENERGY SERIES: THE CLIMATE ADAPTATION & MITIGATION CLASH
Wednesday | 12 - 1PM | Zoom
  • Ben Veraga, Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at George Washington University, will present on recent research as part of the New Energy Series hosted by the Irving Institute

  • Open to the public

  • Learn more 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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