Sustainability Solutions Café

Sustainability Solutions Café - Elizabeth Wilson - May 15, 2018

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, 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

Sustainability Solutions Café - Dr. Stephen Mulkey - April 7, 2018

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

Sustainability Solutions Café - Adam Gordon - April 12, 2018

“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 apartment buildings.

One of his new projects involves redeveloping two city blocks in Brooklyn into 2 e-commerce/last mile distribution warehouses. They represent an innovative generation of automated warehouses designed to bring Amazon and other deliveries quickly to urban dwellers.

Malik Yakini - Food Day Keynote Speaker - October 16

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The Good Food Revolution: Freedom, Justice and Equity

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.

“Climate Change Progress Post-Paris: Is the U.S. Still In?” October 30

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The George Link Jr. Environmental Awareness Lecture

“Climate Change Progress Post-Paris: Is the U.S. Still In?”

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.

John Willis - Sustainability Solutions Cafe - May 18

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.

Áslaug Ásgeirsdóttir - Sustainability Solutions Café - May 17

Will Marine Spatial Planning Save the Oceans?

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

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.

Alex Scalfani ’18 & Madison Sabol ‘18 - Sustainability Solutions Café - May 3

Sustainability Solutions Café with Alex Scalfani ’18 and Madison Sabol ‘18
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
B03 Moore

Our Civic Responsibility: Reflecting on the People’s Climate March

What does it mean to be an engaged citizen? How are Dartmouth students acting upon this role? In these tumultuous political times, it is more important than ever to be informed and active in representing environmental and social justice interests. In this talk, Madison and Alex will reflect on their experience at the People’s Climate March in DC on April 29 in respect to their background as environmental studies majors. In the words of Terry Tempest Williams, “Action is the antidote to despair.” Choosing to grow into our civic responsibilities may take us out of our comfort zone, but is essential for our personal journeys as agents of change.

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

Brooke Williams - Sustainability Solutions Cafe - April 13

Brooke Williams
Sustainability Solutions Café
Thursday, April 13, 2017
4:30 PM
006 Steele

Provoking Evolution. What if at our essence, we are biological organisms focused on passing life onto the future, and that our main work is to discover how the planet might make the best use of us?

Join us as Brooke Williams presents from his new book, Open Midnight: Where Ancestors and Wilderness Meet.  Reception and book signing hosted by the Norwich Bookstore after the event.

Open Midnight weaves two parallel stories about the great wilderness—Brooke Williams’s year alone with his dog, ground truthing backcountry maps of southern Utah, and that of his great-great-great-grandfather, William Williams, who in 1863 made his way with a group of Mormons from England across the ocean and the American wild almost to Utah, dying a week short. The story follows two levels of history—personal, as represented by his forbear, and collective, as represented by Charles Darwin, who lived in Shrewsbury, England, at about the same time as William Williams.