Sustainability Solutions Café

Sarah Susanka - Sustainability Solutions Café, April 5

Sarah Susanka
Acclaimed Architect, Thought Leader, and Inspirational Speaker
2017 Ethics Dorsett Fellow/Sustainability Solutions Café
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
041 Haldeman

12:00-1:30 pm    Lunch presentation and Discussion “Reinventing our Homes and Communities for Aging Independence” – Registration required at

4:30-5:30 pm     Annual Dorsett Fellow Lecture and Sustainability Solutions Café “Not So Big: The First Step in Sustainability for Home, Community, and Life”

5:45 pm                Reception and Book Signing

Sarah Susanka's "Not So Big" message has become a launch pad for a new dimension of understanding—not just about how we inhabit our homes, but also about how we inhabit our planet and even our day-to-day lives.

Sponsored by the Ethics Institute, cosponsored by the Porter Family Fund for Sustainability in the Curriculum and Osher at Dartmouth.

Josh Fox Movie Screening hosted by Terry Tempest Williams - April 28

How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change

Join Oscar-nominated Director Josh Fox and host Terry Tempest Williams for a special film screening at Dartmouth on the 100 cities tour!

Thursday, April 28
4:30-6:30 PM Film
6:30-6:45 PM Q&A with Film Maker Josh Fox
006 Steele Hall
Reception to follow in the Fairchild Tower under the Globe

In How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can't Change, Oscar Nominated director Josh Fox (GASLAND) continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

Free and Open to the Public.

Riding for Climate Justice - May 3, 2016

Riding for Climate Justice on the Road to UN Climate Negotiations
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
5:30 PM - Reception outside Steele 006
6:00 PM - Talk begins
Steele 006

Morgan Curtis ’14, Youth delegate to COP21 in Paris
David Goodrich ’74, Former Director, UN Global Climate Observing System, NOAA

David Goodrich ’74 finished a career in climate science and rode from Delaware to Oregon in 2011. Four years later, Morgan Curtis ’14 set off on a 6 month storytelling journey to COP21, the UN Climate Conference. The climate advocates, who graduated 40 years apart, now work together as part of Dartmouth Alumni for Climate Action. They will share stories and lessons from their journeys, how climate change plays into current political problems, and the role of phasing out fossil fuels in building a just and stable future.

Free and Open to the Public.

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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Click HERE to view the poster - Art & Design by Amy Y. Zhang '17
Click HERE to read the follow up article in the Valley News.

Sustainability Solutions Café - October 26, 2015

See the video of the presentation on Dartmouth You Tube.

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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

See the video of the presentation on Dartmouth You Tube.

“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.