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Earth Day at Dartmouth

Dartmouth College Office of Public Affairs • Press Release
Posted 04/21/08 • Media Contact: Genevieve Haas • (603) 646-3661

On Earth Day (and every day) the Big Green really goes green. Today, and throughout the year, activities with a focus on sustainability are planned, in keeping with Dartmouth's ongoing commitment to sustainability and environmental awareness.

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Upcoming Events

Educational Environmental Fair

On Tuesday, April 22 from 5-8 p.m. in Tindle Lounge in Thayer Dining Hall, Dartmouth students will be on hand with information on topics like "How to Recycle" and "Easy Ways to Green Your Room." Students from a range of campus organizations will talk about their environmental activities and how to get involved. Organizations taking part include the Big Green Bus, the Organic Farm, the Sustainable Living Center, Dartmouth Council on Climate Change, and the Environmental Conservation Organization.

There will also be screenings of The Lorax, The History of Stuff, and other short subject films.

Green Lite Dartmouth

On Thursday, April 24 at 8:30 p.m. in Occom Commons, a new program, Green Lite Dartmouth, will hold its launch event to demonstrate real-time, animated displays of the energy used by residents of the building. Green Lite team members will be on hand to provide tips and tools to students who want simple strategies to reduce their energy footprint. Learn more...

The Big Green Bus Gears Up for fourth tour

'Geared Green' is the new mantra for twelve Dartmouth students as they take off once again to prove it's just that easy being green. In its fourth-consecutive tour of the U.S., the Big Green Bus that runs on waste vegetable oil will be challenging people across the country to find ways to minimize their ecological footprint. The road trip will launch from Dartmouth in early June. Heading south, it will stop in major cities and small towns to refuel from vats of waste vegetable oil in the back of greasy spoon restaurants and fast food stations. From New Hampshire and Louisiana to California and Minnesota, the odyssey will reach more than half of the United States. Learn more...

Sustainable Move-Out

In an effort to avoid the waste that often accompanies spring move-out day, Sustainable Move-Out offers student a chance to get rid of unwanted items that will either be resold to incoming freshmen and returning upperclassmen in the fall, or donated to a local charity. Each dorm and Greek house is provided with bins for various small items, and a volunteer crew, with the help of Dartmouth's Facilities Operations & Management staff, will pick up large items. Learn more...

Ongoing Initiatives

Sustainable Living Center

The Sustainable Living Center (SLC) is a new student initiative focused on sustainability for students looking for an eco-conscious housing alternative. Students living in the SLC will learn how to reduce their environmental impact by minimizing energy inputs and waste outputs and will engage in academic and social programs including communal dinners, discussion groups and workshops.  Located in North Hall, the SLC will be a community center for interdisciplinary studies and experiential learning. Learn more...

Dartmouth Hires New Sustainability Manager

In August, 2008, Kathy Fallon Lambert '90 will join Dartmouth as its new sustainability manager. Lambert will help the College develop a strategy to integrate sustainability principles and practices into Dartmouth's operations and culture. She has worked extensively with both public and private institutions to bridge the gap between science and environmental policy, and will be looking for opportunities to bring together the diverse constituencies at Dartmouth to make Dartmouth more sustainable. Learn more...

Building Green at Dartmouth

Two of Dartmouth's recently completed residence halls, McLane and Fahey, located on Tuck Mall, have been recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council for their environmental sustainability, winning Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold certifications. The gold certifications come on the heels of silver certifications from LEED awarded to two newly built academic facilities on campus. Learn more...

Dartmouth has television (satellite uplink) and radio (ISDN) studios available for domestic and international live and taped interviews. For more information, call 603-646-3661 or see our Radio, Television capability webpage.

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