Dartmouth Events

Tribal Sustainability Partnerships and Arctic Protection Initiatives

How Can Dartmouth Make a Difference? Join us for a light lunch and a chance to talk with leaders from the Climate Institute. Find out how YOU can get involved!

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Class of 1930 Room, Rockefeller Center
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars, Workshops & Training

How can Dartmouth be a leader in Indigenous Sustainability Partnerships and Arctic Protection Initiatives?  Find out how YOU can get involved at a free public luncheon event co-sponsored by the Center for Environmental Leadership and Training (CELT) and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policyand the Social Sciences!  Pizza will be served!!

To RSVP, click here.

The Indigenous People’s Climate Change Working Group Conference took place last fall, hosted by Dartmouth College.  CELT, the Rockefeller Center, and the Dickey Center are building on that by launching numerous indigenous sustainability partnerships.  The Climate Institute and its Dartmouth interns are here to present ways in which you can get involved in this exciting work and become active in climate problem solving, as well as become leaders in the field.  The luncheon panel will focus on how the Dartmouth community can work with tribal college and communities on several sustainability initiatives.  We will also discuss the Arctic Protection Initiatives currently in progress.  The Climate Institute is the world’s first NGO based solely on addressing climate change.  It was formed in 1986 and has been active in 40 nations.

The Center for Environmental Leadership Training (CELT) is the educational arm of the Climate Institute, based in Hanover, NH.  It is a rapidly growing team of students and international virtual interns, who are working on several key projects to promote climate awareness.  These projects include:

  • Hydropower serving Alaska native villages
  • Sustainable agriculture through drip irrigation and hydroponics
  • Sustainable inland relocation for vulnerable communities
  • Creating a solar-powered biodiesel refinery on the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma
  • Black carbon mitigation in the Arctic
  • Indigenous People's Virtual Forum on Climate Change

Other projects and opportunities include:

  • CELT's Smart Solutions Blog
  • Writing pieces for the newsletter, the Climate Alert
  • Potential internships for the upcoming fall and winter terms

Join us for lunch and a chance to talk with the President and CEO of The Climate Institute, Mr. John Topping Jr. '64, and a panel of current CELT interns.


  • John C. Topping, Jr. '64 of Hanover, NH, Co-Founder and President of the Climate Institute since 1986, winner in 2002 of Dartmouth’s first Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement and recipient in 2008 from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change of a Certificate of Recognition for Contributing to the Award of the Nobel Peace Prize for 2007 to the IPCC.
  • Ethan Forauer, Clark University 2015, CELT Summer and Fall Coordinator.
  • Katie Zhang '16, Thayer School of Engineering, Co-Team Leader for Alaska Hydropower Team.
  • Hope Wilson '16, Environmental Studies, Co-Team Leader for Alaska Hydropower Team.
  • David Kadoch, CELT Graduate Fellow, Sustainable Agriculture Expert, Team Leader for Sustainable Agriculture Team.
  • Michael Dunaway, CELT Graduate Fellow, PhD Candidate Cornell University, Member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Team Leader of Solar Powered Biodiesel Refinery.
  • Trevelyan Wing '14, Awarded Lombard Public Service Fellowship to create global Indigenous Youth Forum on Climate Change, to employ virtual platform bringing Native youth leaders in dialogue on climate change issues.
For more information, contact:
Ethan Forauer

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.