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

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Malik Yakini
Monday, October 16, 2017
7:00 PM
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Malik Kenyatta Yakini is co-founder and the Executive Director of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network (DBCFSN).  DBCFSN operates a seven-acre urban farm and is spearheading the opening of a co-op grocery store in Detroit’s North End.  Yakini views the “good food revolution” as part of the larger movement for freedom, justice and equality. He has an intense interest in contributing to the development of an international food sovereignty movement that embraces Black communities in the Americas, the Caribbean and Africa. 

https://foodfirst.org/team/malik-yakini/

https://detroitblackfoodsecurity.org/

Sponsored by Dartmouth Dining Services, the Environmental Studies Program, and the Porter Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum.

Free and Open to the Public.

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"Climate Change in the Trump Era: Challenges and Opportunities"

Kenneth Kimmell
President of the Union of Concerned Scientists
October 30, 2017
7:00 PM
Filene Auditorium, Moore Hall

Ken Kimmell is president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, a leading science-based nonprofit that combines the knowledge and influence of the scientific community with the passion of concerned citizens to build a healthy planet and a safer world. Mr. Kimmell has more than 30 years of experience in government, environmental policy, and advocacy. He is a national advocate for clean energy and transportation policies and a driving force behind UCS’s “Power Ahead” campaign to build a large and diverse group of clean energy leadership states.

http://www.ucsusa.org/about/staff/staff/kenneth-kimmell.html#.WX90cGcYEgt

Sponsored by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum, the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth, and the Irving Institute for Energy and Society.

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
Email: [email protected]