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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: September 18th - 24th, 2023

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

Last Friday, our interns met for a retreat to build community and discuss ways to pursue environmental justice and dismantle white supremacy in our work.

 

MONDAY, September 18th

ENERGY & CLIMATE WEEK POSTER DESIGN & DISPLAY WORKSHOP
12 - 1PM | Irving Project Hub
  • Dartmouth undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff — you are invited to highlight the amazing work you do with the broader Dartmouth community and win up to $1000 in prizes as part of the Dartmouth Climate and Energy Week poster session and competition!

  • If you're looking for guidance on how to create a successful poster, join us for a poster desgin and display workshop in the Irving Institute Project Hub. We'll have tips, advice, and pizza!

  • Register to attend the workshop! Submissions are due Monday, Sep. 25 at 5PM.


SEEDING TRANSFORMATION

1 - 5:45PM | Online, hosted by UVM's Institute of Agroecology

  • Check out this awesome hybrid conference from our peers at UVM!

  • Seeding Transformation will convene international scholars, activists, organizers and partners from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, North America, Europe, and other regions of the world. This public half-day conference will explore agroecology as a transformative solution to regenerate the environment, cool the planet, and provide good, healthy food for all.

 

TUESDAY, September 19th

O-FARM WORK DAY
8 - 9:45AM | Rides leaving from behind Robo
  • It's the best time of year to be at the farm–harvest is in full swing, the leaves are changing color, and there's so much fun to be had!

  • Join Join Izzy '24, Hannah M. '26, and Hannah C. '26 to help us tend to our fields and harvest veggies – head to Trailhead to sign up!


TUCKLAB: ENERGY INFO SESSION
12 - 12:45PM | Irving Project Hub
  • Find out more about this year's TuckLAB: Energy program, a week-long intensive geared toward Dartmouth juniors and seniors who are interested in leading and managing the energy transition. This year's program takes place from December 3-9.


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, September 20th

SUSTAINABILITY OFFICE HOURS
12 - 1:30PM | Robinson 106
  • 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
3 - 4:30PM | Bikes Shop @ Fahey-McLane
  • Come get your set of wheels in shape with our Bikes Team! Whether it's a rusty chain or squeaky brakes, get rolling with help from our team of student mechanics!


TUCKLAB: ENERGY INFO SESSION
6:30 - 7:15PM | Irving Project Hub
  • Same as above–please note the updated time!

  • Applications for the 2023 TuckLAB: Energy are due by September 25.

 

THURSDAY, September 21st

O-FARM WORK DAY
8 - 10AM | Rides leaving from behind Robo
  • Start your Thursday at the farm with Avery ('24, she/her) and be back in time for your 10A!! We'll meet behind Robo and leave for the farm at 8, then help with some harvest tasks and head back to campus.

  • Absolutely no experience required, everyone so very welcome :) Just bring/wear weather-appropriate clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty, a water bottle, and a positive attitude.

  • Sign up here!


O-FARM PIZZA OVEN TRAINING
12:30 - 2PM | Rides leaving from behind Robo
  • Come to the O-Farm and learn how to start and manage the pizza oven! You must be pizza oven certified to run a pizza dinner at the O-Farm, so now's your chance to get certified, priority will be given to Farm Club leaders.

  • Sign up on Trailhead!


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, September 22nd

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, September 23rd

NORWICH FARMERS' MARKET
9AM - 1PM | 281 Route 5 South, Norwich, VT
  • Come to the farmers' market for produce, prepared foods, and crafts from local vendors!

  • NEW THIS FALL: Advanced Transit is starting weekend bus service to the farmers market on Saturdays for the duration of the market season (through October 28th). The green line will be running directly to the market. The more folks who use this service, the better case market organizers can make for it to continue in the future–so catch a ride on the bus and head out to the market this weekend!


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, September 24th

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

 

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.

  • Los Angeles will build world's largest wildlife bridge across 10-lane highway. The project, slated to be completed in 2025, will stretch 210 feet over 10 lanes of highway and pavement, providing room for mountain lions and other animals hemmed in by urban sprawl to roam.

  • 75,000 people flooded the streets in NYC yesterday to demand climate action and the end to fossil fuels. Below, twenty Dartmouth students traveled south to join the march!


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.

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