1) ECO Tours
2) Island Pond
3) Intern Report
4) Windows Conversion
5) Light switch Stickers
Bill Hochstin outlined his plan to bring groups of middle school students to Dartmouth to take tours of college facilities. Tour stops could include the power plant, a dining hall (with slurpies given out), a dorm, trucks collecting trash and recycling, Northeast Waste, and the compost facility. Bill has been talking with Oliver Bernstein, the chair of ECO, about having students run these tours. The first one is planned for April.
Bill has been talking with this furniture plant about a potential connection with Dartmouth. Dartmouth could help educate them about sustainable forestry practices, and how to make quality furniture from lower quality timber cuts. We may also be able to work with them to get furniture made from trees from the college Grant. It may also be possible for them to set aside part of their plant as storage space for dorm furniture while we renovate dorms over the summer. They could refurbish the furniture while our renovations are going on.
Rita Murdoch described how the move to a new Windows system for administrators presents some opportunities for conservation: a startup screen asking users to shut computers down when they leave (as is currently installed on student computers); a script that will automatically turn computers off after they back-up at night; and an energy saving message included in staff training for the new system.
They'll be here in a week! However, the energy saving campaign needs to be designed before they go up, including articles in newspapers, decisions on where to place the stickers, and other activities to encourage conservation.
Last Updated: 1/14/09