News & Events

  • On a chilly gray spring afternoon, about a dozen students stand in a circle along the banks of the Connecticut River at the College’s organic farm. In the middle of the circle, a moose hide, still covered in fur, is draped over a makeshift sawhorse. 

    This is an outdoor classroom for a course called “Encountering Forests,” taught by Nicholas Reo, assistant professor of environmental studies and Native American Studies....

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

    “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...

  • Dr. Stephen Mulkey, former president of Unity College
    Saturday, April 7, 2018
    6:00 PM
    Dartmouth Hall 105

    As president of Unity College, Dr. Mulkey led the charge in the nation's first college divestment from fossil fuels. Hear Dr. Mulkey's thoughts on the role of divestment in college endowments and on the responsibility of academic institutions to be leaders in activist movements


  • “Innovations in Solar in the Bronx: Doing Well by Doing Good in the Private Sector”

    Adam Gordon, President, Madison Development LLC
    Thursday, April 12, 2018
    12:30-1:30 (pizza lunch)
    Haldeman 041

    In the Bronx, New York City real estate developer, Adam Gordon’s Madison Development has launched the city’s largest community solar-panel system – allowing participants to share energy without installing panels on their own homes or...

  • As part of the Environmental Studies foreign studies program, Dartmouth undergraduates visit the Namib Desert of Namibia and get an opportunity to conduct original research on social-ecological systems and conservation issues involving the local Topnaar people, the economic importance and ecology of the !nara melon, and the ecology of this desert environment.

    For two weeks at the end of the FSP in southern Africa, through a collaboration...

  • Dartmouth Professor of Sustainability Science Anne Kapuscinski on why tilapia might just be the aquatic savior we need. And she talks about how beer is tied to her breakthrough research with Research Assistant Professor Pallab Sarker.

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  • On Friday, October 13th, 2017, students in Professor Webster’s Marine Policy class traveled to the Boston area to visit the New England Aquarium, the Nahant Tide Pools, and Rumney Marsh Conservation Area. It was quite adventure. Click here to read the blog.

  • All summer long, at Dartmouth’s organic farm, Poli Sierra-Long ’19 has been nurturing what she thinks of as a miracle of nature. Happen upon her watering or weeding her huge, rainbow-colored squash nestled in a robust web of vines, and you’ll hear a remarkable story of botanical survival.

    In 2008, Canadian archaeologists excavating a site on the Menominee reservation in Wisconsin found an 850-year-old pot containing squash seeds, which were planted a few years later. Second-generation...

  • If you dine at the Class of 1953 Commons, you can now choose fish caught in a way that does not deplete stocks or harm marine habitats. Just look for a little blue oval icon on the menu, identifying the fish as sustainably harvested.  

    The seal of approval comes from the Marine Stewardship Council, an international nonprofit...

  • It’s now common for the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services to issue advisories each summer, warning swimmers of bacterial blooms along Northeastern beaches.

    Cyanobacteria, which is also known as blue-green algae, has become prevalent throughout the Northeast. Now researchers from Dartmouth, University of New Hampshire, and the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies are collaborating with the Lake Sunapee Protective Association to find out why.

    David Lutz, a...