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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: November 6th - November 12th, 2023

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

This week we're collaborating with Geisel for a plant ID walk with Dr. Jus Crea! Read on for details on the week ahead.

 

TUESDAY, November 7th

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

 

WEDNESDAY, November 8th

FIRST GEN WEEK @ SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE HOURS
12 - 1:30PM | Sustainability Office (Irving 180)
  • Please note the change in location this week–we'll be meeting in the Susty Office to celebrate First Gen College Celebration Week! All are welcome to join us for delicious homemade sweets and riveting susty conversation.


 

THURSDAY, November 9th

PLANT ID WALK WITH DR. JUS CREA 12:15 - 1:15 PM | O-Farm (vans leaving from Robo)
  • In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join Dr. Jus Crea Giammarino for a plant identification walk at the Dartmouth Organic Farm on Thursday, November 9, at 12:15 pm. Dr. Jus Crea, who is Penobscot, teaches about Native American Herbology and practices Naturopathic Medicine. She is also giving a talk called “Food Sovereignty and Mental Health” and hosting a medicine making workshop on Wednesday, November 8th.

  • Geisel’s Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Community Engagement and Dartmouth Sustainability are teaming up for this event.

  • Vans will leave from behind Robo at 12:15 before returning around 1:15. Lunch will be provided!

  • Sign up via Google Form here.


ROBO 106 COMMUNITY DISCUSSION
2:30 - 3:30PM| Robinson 106
  • Calling all frequent flyers of Robo 106! Every so often, we revisit our norms for using spaces like Robo 106 so we can keep moving towards goals of being welcoming to all, supporting community, and encouraging dialogue for students and organizations working toward sustainability and sustainability adjacent goals.

  • We'll be coming together to brainstorm how we can make this happen! If you're interested in providing feedback but are unable to attend, please email rachel.s.kent@dartmouth.edu.

 

FRIDAY, November 10th

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, November 11th

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, November 12th

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

  • We've got lots of new winter clothing to keep you warm for these cold late-fall days!

 

NEXT WEEK

RUCKUS FEED
Monday, Nov. 13 | 5:30 - 6:30PM | Sustainable Living Center
  • Join the Dartmouth Sustainability community next Monday at the Sustainable Living Center (2 Choate Rd).

  • A feed is a homemade meal cooked by community members for community members. Vibes will be warm, lovely, and susty–there's no better way to wrap up the term!


SUSTAINABILITY COMMUNITY LUNCH
Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 12:30 - 1:30PM | Irving Commons (IR 275)
  • Take a break from reading period studies to refuel with susty staff and others in the sustainability community. We've got lots of late-fall veggies at the Farm and will be cheffing up a warm, home-cooked meal for all to enjoy!

  • Vegan and GF options available.

  • Come early at noon to help cook!

 

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.

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.

 

OTHER EVENTS

Below, find events from other campus organizations related to sustainability, climate, and social justice!


NEW ENERGY SERIES: DOES GRID COLLAPSE ACCELERATE THE ENERGY TRANSITION?
Wednesday | 12PM | Online
  • Join the Irving Institute for a talk in its New Energy Series, where Cornell PhD student Camillo Stubenberg will discuss his research about Lebanon's swift transition to off-grid solar energy.

  • You must register in advance for the link to the event. See more information and register here.


FOOD SOVEREIGNTY AND MENTAL HEALTH
Wednesday | 5:30PM | Kellogg Auditorium 200
  • Join Dr. Jus Crea for a lecture on mental health and food sovereignty, followed by a medicine making workshop at 6:30PM.

  • Raised with her Penobscot culture and Native American spiritual practices, Dr. Jus Crea received a Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from the University of Bridgeport and a BS in Ethnobotany and Holistic Health from UMass, Amherst. She has also been trained as an auricular acupuncture detox specialist at Lincoln Hospital, WTS therapy for restorative healing as well as Indigenous Midwifery with Mewinzha Ondaadiziike Wiigaming.

  • We will identify the connection between land and food sovereignty to mental health and substance use disorders in Native Americans. With a focus on the Indigenous peoples of the Northeast, we will discuss food, land, and plant medicine for mental health treatment and prevention. Soil, microbiome, water, nutrition, and traditional foods and herbal medicines will be discussed as it relates to mental wellness.

  • For more information, and to sign up for the workshop, please email Shawn.M.O'Leary@dartmouth.edu.


SUNRISE DARTMOUTH MEETING
Thursday | 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.


FACULTY SEMINAR ON CLIMATE AND HEALTH: BOB MCCLELLAN AND LAURA PAULIN
Friday | 12PM | Svante Arrhenius Conference Room, Third Floor, Irving Institute
  • Join the Irving Institute on Friday, Nov. 10 from 12-1 pm in the Irving Institute Svante Arrhenius Board Room for a lunchtime faculty seminar featuring Geisel's Robert McLellan and Laura Paulin.

  • Dr. McClellan will discuss "Climate-Informed Pediatric Care – A Pediatric Primary Care Improvement Project," and Dr. Paulin will present "Environmental Exposures and Respiratory Health Outcomes."

  • You must register in advance for the link to the event. See more information and register here.


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