Sustainability Solutions Café

Changing Climate, Changing Minds Seminar - April 8-9, 2016

April 8-9, 2016

 “Changing Climate, Changing Minds,” a seminar at Dartmouth College with Terry Tempest Williams, James McCarthy, Sally Bingham and David Loy

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Sustainability Solutions Café - October 26, 2015

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“The Only Viable Future: A Greener Food System and a More Equitable World”

Ricardo Salvador, Director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Monday, October 26
4:30 – 6:00 PM
Kemeny 008

Ricardo Salvador serves as the senior scientist and director of the Food and Environment Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. The transition from our current food system to one that produces healthy food requires the employment of sustainable and socially equitable practices. Dr. Salvador works to answer questions regarding these changes. How do we get the most out of our farmland while preserving the integrity of the soil, water, and ecosystem? How can we make healthier food more affordable and available to communities?

Reception immediately following the talk.

Sustainability Solutions Café - October 16, 2015

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“Big Problem, Bold Solutions: Leading Us Out of the Climate Crisis” Sustainability Solutions Café Series

Who is Responsible for Climate Change?  Perspectives from Science, Ethics, Law, and Policy

Friday, October 16, 2015

4:30 - 6:30 PM

Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall, Dartmouth College

Responsibility for climate change lies at the heart of societal debate over actions to address it. In 1992 the United Nations climate framework divided the world into two parts — developed countries, which had produced the greatest share of historic emissions and were given the task of preventing dangerous greenhouse gas levels, and developing countries, which were given few duties. The world's economy looks much different today than it did in 1992, thus challenging us to reevaluate the notion of "common but differentiated responsibilities" among nations.

Sustainability Solutions Cafe - April 28, 2015

“The Global Calculator”

Jeremy Woods, Imperial College London
Tuesday, April 28
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Paganucci Lounge, ’53 Commons

The Global Calculator is an open-source model of the world’s land, food, energy, and manufacturing systems. The calculator can provide a new look at the link between lifestyle choices and their impacts on the global climate. Team member Jeremy Woods who works on the land, food, and bioenergy sector of the Global Calculator will introduce us to this interactive tool and walk us through scenarios to gain a new perspective on our own sustainability.

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Sustainability Solutions Cafe - April 16, 2015

The Nile Project – People & Nature in the Nile River Basin
Conversation with founders Mina Girgis and Meklit Hadero

Thursday, April 16, 2015
12:30 – 1:30
Paganucci Lounge, '53 Commons

The Nile Basin runs through eleven countries, spanning ecological zones ranging from rainforests to deserts. The river is essential to people, but faces grave challenges to develop sustainably.

Sustainability Solutions Cafe - April 7, 2015

“Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America”
Liz Carlisle and David Oien

Tuesday, April 7
12:30-1:30 PM
Paganucci Lounge, ’53 Commons
Lunch Provided

A protégé of Michael Pollan tells the remarkable story of an unheralded group of Montana farmers who have defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable food movement.  Join Liz Carlisle, the author of Lentil Underground, and David Oien, Founding Farmer and President of Timeless Natural Food, for an inspiring discussion about how to transform our food system.

Free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Porter Fund for the Sustainability Minor.

Book signing immediately following hosted by the Norwich Bookstore.

Sustainability Solutions Cafe - April 2, 2015

Sustainability Solutions Café

"Investing in the Next Economy: Towards a Sustainable Global Future"
Garvin Jabusch, Co-Founder & Chief Investment Officer, Green Alpha Advisors, LLC

Thursday, April 2
12:30-1:30 PM
Paganucci Lounge, ’53 Commons
Lunch Provided

Green Alpha Advisors is an asset management firm, founded in 2007, on the belief that in order to live and thrive on our planet indefinitely we must make an inevitable economic and technological transition to sustainability. Our brand of environmentally focused, green investing is not an asset class. Rather, it is a vision for how the global economy must evolve to operate in an environmentally sustainable world, and a method of investing risk-averse capital for the long-term.

Sponsored by the Porter Fund for the Sustainability Minor

Free and open to the public.