Dartmouth Hosts Greening of the Ivies Conference
Student representatives from each of the Ivy League schools came together to discuss experiences with green campus initiatives and their plans for future action. Topics ranged from green purchasing to full-scale environmental audits of each school to enhanced networking between student eco-groups. Senator Bob Smith (R) of NH made a short appearance to talk about the National Energy Plan and DEN President Dan LeBlanc gave a presentation on the elements of successful campus green building initiatives.
DEN Annual Meeting — New Officers, Council Members Elected
DEN's annual meeting in Hanover produced several new officers and council members. New officers include: Eric Assadourian '00, Coordinator for Membership; Karl Goetze '88, Coordinator for Career Panels, Peggy Lamb Merrens '87 Coordinator for Programs; and Dan LeBlanc '93 stepped in for outgoing President Bill Mansfield '54, who after serving four years in that position will now be Secretary. Also, welcome to new council members: Suzanne Spencer '93 and Larry Litton of the Resource Working Group.
DEN Career Panel a Success
Organized by council members Eric Assadourian and Karl Goetze, this year's career panel drew more than 40 students. Comprised of a World Watch researcher, an environmental editor, an environmental lawyer, a professor, a green building consultant, and an organizer, the event displayed a diverse group of environmental professionals, who each told the story behind their career choice. An active Q&A session followed.
DEN Cancels Fall Symposium due to 9/11 Tragedy
This year's symposium, "Becoming Global Citizens, The Legacey of Dana Meadows" was cancelled. Plans for next year are in the works, for a symposium on Sustainability at Dartmouth.
DEN Website Launched, Directory Available On-line
DEN Membership Directory Made Available on Campus
The newly revised 2001 DEN Membership Directory is now available on campus. More information about the Directory.
DEN Invites Nominations for Environmental Awards
DEN invites nominations for the 2001 Dartmouth Environmental Network Award, which is awarded each year to College faculty, staff, or alumni/ae who have made a particularly significant contribution to the environmental field. The award is presented at the annual Environmental Issues Symposium, and the recipient is invited to deliver the keynote address. A separate student prize is also awarded. Nominations for the award, together with a brief statement supporting the nomination, should be submitted to Bill Mansfield, DEN President (whmansfld@aol.com).
Green Roundtable: A Gathering of Dartmouth Community Eco-groups
This year DEN sponsored the first Green Roundtable, a gathering of groups with environmental and related interests. The first event of its kind, the goal of the Green Roundtable was to establish a foundation for kinship between environmental groups and enhance their cooperation, collaboration, and effectiveness. Check back here, or in the next newsletter, for a summary of the event.
"Green Power From Green Buildings," DEN Continues Its Support
DEN and the Provost's Office sponsored a discussion on the latest developments in solar technology for campus buildings. Paul Wormser, of Solar Design Associates in Harvard, MA presented case studies from around the world of "Building-Integrated Photovoltaics." These innovative solar cells double as roof material, light shelves, and even windows.
Green Building Symposium Held On Campus
Through a DEN sponsored forum on October 13th, the Dartmouth Community had the opportunity to learn from other institutions who have gone through the process of creating this kind vision for their buildings. Titled Green Residence Halls: Planning and Process, the event was attended by several faculty members, students, alums and some of the college's top brass, including Treasurer Win Johnson and Associate Provost Margaret Dyer-Chamberlain. Initial responses from the event have been decidedly positive and DEN plans to continue to facilitate this dialogue in any way it can. For more information, read about it in our Fall 2000 Newsletter (pdf) or contact DEN Vice President Dan LeBlanc (dal@berkshire.net).





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