Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The First Week

So....we're finally in. Its been a lot of work, a lot of envisioning, but now that there are real, live humans inhabiting the space, I think its come to life a little bit. Throwing together the opening event was a lot of work, and it became apparent to me very quickly just how much the 19 of us are capable of doing when working together. The event was a great success thanks to everyone's hard work, and I look forward to seeing that sort of potential being realized in more concrete ways. Firstly, with the removal of that f*$^ing vending machine. 

I hope everyone feels good about their jobs and starts thinking about ways to make them useful. Go crazy! Take some initiative! Make the position dynamic and interesting so that the people who come after you are inspired to follow. We could really do a lot to this house this term if people aren't afraid to do it. 

Hope everyone is well, and a special thanks to Kate for maintaining the website and blog and what-not...my parents saw the pictures of the event online tonight and called me (lovingly) a "hippie" for wearing sandals with my dress shirt. Oh, parents.

SLC Love

Thursday, September 25, 2008


In part for historical purposes - reflecting on our personal development as participants and documenting the overall development of the SLC - I thought it would be a cool idea to have a blog that anyone living here or involved can contribute to; have something go up at least every week. It also serves as a more interactive part of the website, which I hope people will frequent and provide ideas and content for expansion.

We want sustainability to be for everyone, and a blog is a great window onto our own experiments!

A few entry ideas if you want to contribute but don't know where to start:
- Experience adapting to any lifestyle changes
- Ideas/visions for the SLC
- Things you love (or don't love!)
- A project you took on, how it's going, how you're contributing
- What you learned or did at an event
- Impact on Dartmouth
- Review of a book you read (for class; from our library, ...)
- Great recipe you tried
- Cool things you heard about in sustainability

Sentences, paragraphs, essays, creative stories envisioning the SLC 10 years from now: anything!

It's looking like a great fall.