Wednesday, October 1, 2008

First WND

Part of the programming for the SLC is a weekly dinner open to campus, known as the Wednesday Night Dinner (WND). Each week we have a member of the Dartmouth staff, not faculty, to speak to us about what they are doing for making Dartmouth more sustainable and what we can do to help. This week Kathy Lambert, the new Sustainability Manager talked with us about sustainability efforts on campus and what students, staff, and faculty can do to help. We also discussed President Wright's announcement that Dartmouth would reduce carbon emissions 30% by 2030, with an intermediate goal of 20% by 2015. He also announced that $12.5 million has been allocated for improvements to existing buildings.

Aside from the wonderful discussion, something even more wonderful happened. At highest count we had 67 people in the one room in Cutter Shebazz, our wonderful neighbors. This was a tremendous turnout for an event such as this. We blitzed out to campus a couple times advertising and had gotten around 40 RSVPs back, so we planned to cook for about 50, mostly so we might have leftovers for snacking on. Luckily we either did the math wrong or the recepie was a tad off but we had about 8 gallons of extra rice/veggie mix for stuffing our eggplants. While our 50 or so Meditterrainian style stuffed eggplants got gobbled up quite fast the extra rice stuffing made feeding the scores of people possible. A big shout out to Matt Cloyd for organizing the dinner as well as everyone who helped out making it awesome!

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