Sustainability Solutions Café

The Sustainability Solutions Café—an interdisciplinary speaker series supported by the Porter Family Fund for the Sustainability Minor—features practitioners and scholars who are pioneering solutions to a diversity of sustainability problems, sharing their ideas through café-style discussions with interested members of the Dartmouth and broader community.

Who Speaks at the Sustainability Solutions Café?

Cafés feature practitioners and scholars whose work pursues viable and innovative solutions to a pressing sustainability challenges and may focus on specific topics, such as energy, food systems, or climate change; issues of health, equity and social justice; or engage with wider themes, such as sustainability and business or sustainability in Higher Education.

Nominate a Speaker

Faculty and students are encouraged to nominate a practitioner or scholar for a Sustainability Solutions Café.  To nominate a speaker, please fill out the speaker nomination form.

Upcoming Cafés


Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir, Department of Politics, Bates College       
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
5:00-6:00 PM
101 Fairchild

“Will Marine Spatial Planning Save the Oceans?”

The oceans are getting crowded as energy production, aquaculture, and related industries move offshore, increasing competition with traditional uses like shipping and fishing. Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) can help us use ocean space efficiently, but, as Ásgeirsdóttir explains, it can only be sustainable if we recognize its limits.

Sponsored by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum.

Free and open to the public.


John Willis
Professor and Photographer, Marlboro College
Thursday, May 18
Haldeman 041

“Collaborating with Lakota People”

John Willis, a photographer who splits his energy between his own photography, teaching in colleges and creating collaborative socially based educational community engagement will present on his long time work with Lakota people, creation of the Exposures Cross Cultural Youth Arts Program and work with the resistance movement against the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sponsored by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum and the Studio Art Department at Dartmouth.

Free and Open to the Public.

Past Cafés

For a look at our past Sustainablity Café Events, an archive is available here.

Contact Information

Kim Wind
Phone: 603-646-2838