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


Elizabeth Wilson, Director, Arthur L. Irving Institute for Energy and Society and Professor of Environmental Studies at Dartmouth

"Shaping Energy Transitions"
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5:00-6:00 PM
Kemeny 007

Changing energy systems requires shifts in technologies, but also values, laws, institutions and practice. How energy systems evolve in New England states and towns will be shaped by a different set of resources, legacy energy systems, institutions, and societal values than in other parts of the United States, North America, and the world. While many states have passed aggressive policies, deployment often remains challenging.  Come learn about different contexts for energy system transitions and discuss different energy system transitions in New England and the world.

Please join us for light refreshments before the talk at 4:30!

Sponsored by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum and the Environmental Studies Program at Dartmouth

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]