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THIS WEEK IN SUSTAINABILITY: September 25th - October 1st, 2023

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

Welcome SAPlings! Students in SAP, our first-year Sustainability Action Program, received an early morning wake-up call complete with flair, homemade pancakes, and get-to-know-you games in Tom Dent Cabin.

 

TUESDAY, September 26th

FARM CLUB WORKDAY
8:00 - 9:45AM | O-Farm (meet behind Robo)
  • Join Lauren (she/her) '24 at the O-Farm Tuesday morning for a veggie harvest farm workday !! No prior experience required, back by 10As.

  • Details and sign-up on Trailhead.


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 27th

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!


FARM CLUB INFO SESSION @ SUSTY OFFICE HOURS
12:00-12:30 pm | Robo Lawn (rain location: Robo 106)
  • Ever wanted to get involved in Farm Club!?! Dying to dig in the dirt, harvest veggies, or enjoy wood-fired pizza? Join Izzy (she/her) ‘24 and Avery (she/her) ‘24 at Susty Office Hours for a quick presentation and q&a about workdays, pizza dins, bees, and more! We’ll also cover Trailhead (the DOC’s platform for trip sign-ups) and how to become a leader!

  • No sign-up needed, just bring your questions!!


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!


 

THURSDAY, September 28th

AGROFORESTRY BLITZ EVENT
10AM - 5PM | O-Farm (Meet behind Robo)
  • Come learn about agroforestry with the Ong Agroecology Lab by assisting with plant identification, measurements, planting and weeding at the Dartmouth O-Farm.

  • Vans leave campus for the farm every hour and return from the farm on the half hour

  • If van certified, sign up for a driving shift here – ENVS will pay $16.25/hour!


FARM CLUB PIZZA DINNER
4:45 - 7PM | O-Farm (meet behind Robo)
  • First pizza dinner of the fall!! Make tasty pizza with the O-Farm’s very own veggies!

  • Priority goes to trippees who have attended Farm Club workdays or leader meetings.

  • Details and sign-up on Trailhead.

 

FRIDAY, September 29th

AGROFORESTRY BLITZ EVENT
10AM - 5PM | O-Farm (Meet behind Robo)
  • Come learn about agroforestry with the Ong Agroecology Lab by assisting with plant identification, measurements, planting and weeding at the Dartmouth O-Farm.

  • Vans leave campus for the farm every hour and return from the farm on the half hour

  • If van certified, sign up for a driving shift here – ENVS will pay $16.25/hour!


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 30th

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, October 1st

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.

  • In her inauguration speech on Friday, President Sian Beilock committed Dartmouth to achieving Real Carbon Zero – that's decarbonizing our campus 100% without accounting for offsets. Read the full transcript of her speech here.

  • President Joe Biden’s newly announced American Climate Corps — an interagency initiative between AmeriCorps, the Departments of Labor, Energy, Interior, Agriculture, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — takes climate change head-on by training and preparing 20,000 American youth in its first year for jobs in clean energy and climate resilience.

  • In a historic ruling, Brazil's Supreme Court rules in favor of Indigenous rights, rejecting a regulation proposed by politicians and backed by agribusiness interests to severely limit demarcation of Indigenous lands. With a nine to two ruling, the Supreme Court made clear that the rights of Indigenous peoples are guaranteed and cannot be delimited by a timeline tied to the enactment of the Brazilian Constitution.

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!


GEOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT SERIES: INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS AND THE PROBLEM OF TOO MUCH FOOD
Monday, 4 - 5:30PM | Room 8 Fairchild
  • Dr. Adam Romero’s work lies at the intersection of political ecology, food system theory, and science and technology studies. As a scholar he is interested in understanding why American farmers use so many industrial chemicals to grow our food and fiber.


ENERGY & CLIMATE WEEK POSTER SUBMISSION DEADLINE
Monday, 5PM | Online
  • 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!


TUCKLAB: ENERGY APPLICATION DEADLINE
Monday, 5PM | Online
  • Taught by leading faculty and practitioners in energy, society, business, and sustainability, the TuckLAB: Energy curriculum dives into policy, technology, finance, entrepreneurship and marketing, organizational change, professional leadership, and equity and justice. Students will complete a team project that integrates and applies the TuckLAB: Energy curriculum by focusing in on a challenge in difficult decarbonization from an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder perspective.


FOSSIL FREE DARTMOUTH MEETING
Monday, 6:30 - 7:30PM | Collis 218
  • Interested in Dartmouth's ties to the fossil fuel industry? Join Fossil Free Dartmouth to hold Dartmouth accountable for taking bold climate action!

  • Follow @fossilfreedartmouth on Instagram and join the Whatsapp group for more info.


NEW ENERGY SERIES: CLIMATE CHANGE, ELECTRICITY DEMAND, AND MACHINE LEARNING

Wednesday, 12:30 - 1:30PM | Online

  • Dr. Renee Obringer is an interdisciplinary researcher primarily interested in socio-technical systems. In particular, she applies computational techniques ranging from machine learning to agent-based modeling to explore the relationship between people, climate, and infrastructure systems.

  • She writes, "Here, I will present results from two studies that leverage state-of-the-art data analytics to investigate the impact of climate change on electricity demand. The first study focuses on city-wide demand, while the second aims to evaluate changes in household-level air conditioning use."


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.


DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR IRVING INSTITUTE FIRST-YEAR FELLOWS PROGRAM
Friday| Online
  • Hey 27’s! Interested in sustainable energy transitions, building your energy/climate network, and gaining experience with digital communications?

  • Register by 9/29 to attend the first meeting of new First-Year Fellows Program at the Irving Institute for Energy & Society – Monday, October 2, 5:30 pm in the Institute Project Hub! We’ll have food from Tuk Tuk, give a bird’s eye view of the Institute and what we do, and dig into our plans for an interactive and experiential program.

  • Questions? Email Amanda.C.Graham@Dartmouth.edu.

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