The Sustainability Project is a program of the Dartmouth Office of Sustainability, the Provost’s Office and Campus, Planning and Facilities. It is supported by the work of Dartmouth people all over, and beyond, our campus.
Rosi Kerr, Director of Sustainability
Rosi’s goal is to help transform Dartmouth into a global leader of sustainability scholarship, education and action. She came to Dartmouth in the fall of 2010. Before Dartmouth, Rosi was the Director of Sustainability at GreenerU where she led implementation of sustainability programs on a multiple campuses, including Babson College. Before that, Rosi was the founding Executive Director of Gray is Green, a non-profit focused on engaging people over 65 in environmental sustainability, and an Energy Advisor at Juice Energy, a renewable energy supplier in NYC where she developed energy and carbon management strategies for businesses.
Rosi earned a BA from Dartmouth ('97) and a master’s degree from the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies. She serves on the Board of ClimateRide.org. Rosi loves the far North, hiking, rowing, bikes (especially old ones) and cooking brunch. She lives in Norwich, VT with her family and many animals.
Jenna Musco, Assistant Director of Sustainability
Jenna previously worked as an undergraduate research assistant on Professor Anne Kapuscinski's Integrated Food-Energy Systems project at the Dartmouth Organic Farm. In 2011-2012, Jenna served as the Sustainability Fellow. Among other things, she helped build the EcoReps Program and ran events including the inaugural Dartmouth Sustainability Awards. Jenna is responsible for supporting student programs, communications and outreach both within and outside Dartmouth and helping develop the strategic direction of the office. Jenna is a 2011 graduate of Dartmouth with a BA in Anthropology and Environmental Studies.When she's outside, Jenna enjoys sailing, skiing, and going for walks, moonlit or otherwise. On nasty cold days, she knits, bakes, and does puzzles.
Laura Carpenter, Sustainability Program Manager
Laura is originally from Minnesota and graduated from St. Olaf College in 2011 with a BA in Economics and Environmental Studies. At St. Olaf, she was deeply involved in their student farm program, "STOGROW". When she first moved to the Upper Valley in 2012, she worked for a flower farm in Meriden, NH. Laura also ran her own organic vegetable growing operation called Wild Sisters Farm. You may recognize her from the Hanover or Lebanon Farmers Markets. Laura is responsible for the programming and operations of the Dartmouth Organic Farm, developing a vision for the farm program that supports faculty-driven experiential learning inititatives, research, and a healthy student community building. She also creates graphics and photo content for our office. When she's not at the farm, Laura enjoys playing her mandolin on the porch and rock climbing.
Molly Smith, Sustainability Fellow
Molly graduated from Cornell University in 2012 with a double major in Plant Science and Natural Resources and a minor in Viticulture and Enology. During her time at Cornell, she was actively involved in outdoor leadership and adventure programing and acted as a sustainability liason between Cornell Outdoor Education, Cornell United Religious Works and the sustainability office. Upon graduation, Molly explored the world of organic farming and viticulture in the northeast before entering into a graduate program in Sustainability and Environmental Management at Harvard Extension School. Molly is passionate about the equality of sustainability accessibility and is focusing her master's research on the economics behind sustainable decision making and behaviors. In addition to work and school, Molly is a certified yoga instructor, an avid hiker, biker, rock climber and competer in triathlons. She also enjoys Douglas Adams books, Wes Anderson films and anything and everything ever produced by The National.
Annelise Sauter Ortiz
Annelise graduated from Dartmouth in 2016 with a major in Economics modified with Environmental Studies and a minor in German Studies. While a student at Dartmouth, she made the most out of Dartmouth’s unique schedule and traveled to Peru, Namibia, South Africa and Germany. Throughout her four years at Dartmouth, Annelise worked on sustainability topics ranging from energy, to green careers, workshop & program development for staff, community building across student sustainability groups, and inclusivity. Annelise now coordinates the Senior Consultancy Program, the Big Green Careers Program, supports student interns, and helps run the Office’s inclusivity and social justice efforts. When not working, Annelise loves to make granola, attend as many of the amazing lectures and performances that Dartmouth offers, and Skype her family and Irish Setter in Costa Rica. She speaks Spanish, English and German.
Energy: Zach Shank, Mallory Rutigliano
Green Greeks: Dan Lafranier, Kelly Chen
Create Your Own: Phoebe Novello, Maanav Jalan
Dartmouth Bikes: Josef Fairbanks, Ryder Stone, Max Saylor, Lily Zhang, Ralf Carestia, Fabian Stocek,
Waste: Charlie Levy, Kira Beaudette
Housing Communities: Izzy Parizeau, Dalia Rodriguez-Caspeta
EcoReps Managers: Malcolm Salovaara, Fabian Stocek
Senior Research Intern: Jess Caron
SLC Intern: Lucia Pierson, Amy Liang
EcoReps: Bella Horton, Brianna Beach, Hayley Ramsden, David Ouma, Kellen Appleton, Kripa Shrestha, Olivia Fine, Alex Paget, Jiachen Jiang, David Nesbitt
Sustainable Dartmouth: Meg Rauner
The Energy Team
Led by Abbe Bkorklund, Dartmouth’s energy team of engineers, technicians and project managers works hard to reduce energy consumption on campus and to constantly improve our heating, cooling and electrical systems. From keeping the Heating Plant tuned and performing to implementing lighting retrofits to checking systems to make sure they are working properly, the Energy Team is out on the ground reducing campus impacts every day.
The Waste (Not) Team
The Waste Team at Dartmouth works every day to lower the amount of trash we send to the landfill by increasing recycling and compost, and avoiding waste in the first place. Led by Sandra Sowle, the crews work seven days a week to return food waste to the campus as topsoil and to keep our recycling system running smoothly.
The Food Team
Passionate staff members at Dartmouth Dining Services, supported by interns and the Sustainability Office, are working to transform Dartmouth’s food system to provide even more healthy, delicious, local and sustainable food to our community. Team members include Dave Newlove, Don Reed, Mike Ricker, Steve Edes, and Beth DiFrancesco.
Dartmouth’s faculty are at the core of our mission and lead the Sustainability Project. Environmental Studies Program Faculty Andy Friedland, The Richard and Jane Pearl Professor in Environmental Studies and Co-Chair of the recent Sustainability Steering Committee, has been a force for good on Dartmouth’s campus since he helped students craft Dartmouth Recycles in 1988. Anne Kapuscinski, The Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor of Sustainability Science and co-chair of the Learning and Culture Working Group brings her expertise and passion to the project. Professor Ross Virginia, the Myers Family Professor of Environmental Science and Director, Institute of Arctic Studies and Professor Richard Howarth, Chair of the Environmental Studies Program have been long time supporters of the program and efforts on campus. In addition, many faculty serve on Working Groups and have participated in Sounding Boards, provide informal guidance and support the project with their ideas.
The Sustainability Project is supported, guided and driven by Dartmouth students, staff and faculty across campus, and by a leadership team that believes that sustainability is part of our pathway to global leadership. Without this constant call for the best that Dartmouth can produce, the Sustainability Project would not exist. In addition, the Dartmouth Trustees provide invaluable guidance, support and audacious leadership to the Project.
All ‘round the girdled earth, there are Dartmouth alumni working on sustainability. We rely on them to provide guidance, keep us honest, push us and to connect us to the cutting edge of what is happening away from the Hanover plain. To get connected to Dartmouth Green Alumni, join our LinkedIn group. Thank you alums for keeping the green light burning!