The Dartmouth Sustainability Project — We think this process (the one described in this site) rocks. We think that sustainability leadership can be built upon Dartmouth’s tradition of innovation. We know if we do this process well, we will change the world. Not a bad opportunity.
Green Careers Program — The program includes a workshop series, panels of awesome Dartmouth sustainability alums, a Dartmouth Green Alumni LinkedIn group, office hours for students and a database of cool companies, organizations connected to our awesome Alumni! Thanks to funding from the Dartmouth Class of '83 and support from the Environmental Studies Program, the program will help students find exciting and meaningful sustainability careers.
EcoReps — The 2020 EcoReps are ten Dartmouth freshmen with three goals: 1) shifting the Dartmouth culture towards a culture of sustainability, 2) every year meaningfully improving at least one sustainability-related common behavior at Dartmouth, and 3) making sustainability “cool.” Look for photos of them and for news about their campaign on the Dartmouth Sustainability Facebook Page!
The Farm — Dartmouth's Organic Farm just wrapped up it's third harvest in the Dartmouth Sustainability Office! Our produce reaches a wide range of people through the DDS Farmstand for students in the summer, The Veggie Prescription Program through the Claremont Soup Kitchen, and lots of events out at the farm! Over the course of the year, the farm produces organic vegetables and flowers, maple syrup, honey, tea mixes, and aquaponic vegetables. The farm is also a site for faculty field research and recreation! Check out our calendar and join us for the many events at the farm in the upcoming year! Interesting in holding your event at the organic farm? Check it out here!
The Dartmouth Class of 2020 — From Ecovaters to EcoVores to the Farm Club to Dartmouth Humanitarian Engineers, there are many ways for students across campus to get involved with sustainability projects at Dartmouth. Students are the heart and soul of sustainability at Dartmouth and we are so proud of the passion and drive they bring to the sustainability office. Interested in getting involved? Check out some of the clubs and organizations currently operating on campus!
Amazing Speakers— Thanks to the Porter Family Fund, DDS, the Institute for Energy and Society, Provost support and the ENVS Program we have a great line up of sustainability solutions speakers this Fall. Students get to hear from the experts in the field, who are getting sustainability done. Highlights include Micheal Polland and Dan Reicher. Is that awesome, or is that awesome?
Revolving Loan Fund — An Environmental Studies 50 class came up with the idea for a fund that captures savings from energy efficiency and invests them in more energy efficiency in the future. This program has been met with huge success including our first student Community Green Fund grant: an $11,000 grant to install water fill stations in several Greek Houses on campus! This project will decrease plastic water bottle waste while providing viable and accesible alternatives to alcohol.
Internship and Fellows Program — 30 interns and two Sustainability Fellows will be working in the Dartmouth Sustainability Office on projects from the Sustainable Moving Sale to the Big Green Bike Project to working on our waste system. They are the engine of sustainability at Dartmouth.
The Sustainability Minor — The Sustainability Minor, offered by the Environmental Studies Program, allows students to link their studies to real world problem solving. Students take a track of specific courses focused on sustainability issues and blend these with their major studies to create a useful combination.
Dartlist — Dartlist.com was started to create a marketplace and meet a need, allowing Dartmouth people to buy, sell, trade, and donate stuff, hopefully with hopes of reducing waste and connecting us as a community.
Green Labs — Green Labs is a collaborative effort between the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety that aims to improve the sustainability of research labs across Dartmouth's campus. Green Labs aims to reduce energy and water use, and hazardous and non hazardous waste, which will minimize the carbon footprint of research labs without compromising lab safety.
Dartmouth Bikes Each year, more than 100 student bikes are abandoned. To turn this bike problem into an opportunity, students advocated for a Dartmouth Bikes Policy that allows the Dartmouth Sustainability Office to identify abandoned bikes on campus, contact the owners of these bikes, and eventually take ownership of abandoned ones. These bikes are refurbished and resold to students interested in purchasing low-cost, used bicycles. Check out the new Dartmouth Bikes Policy here.
But you know what gets us even more excited than what’s happening on campus? What we can do to change the world. That’s where we’re headed.
Question for You:
What could we do? We want to hear from you.
What didn't work?
As awesome as we think sustainability at Dartmouth is, we have tried some things that just didn't pan out.