Articles by Jeff Sharpe

Summer 2023
Summer 2023

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Summer 2023 dates and programs will be announced in early November. Please click here to join our email list and be notified when we begin accepting applications.

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A Recap of the Week

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Our Climate Future has wrapped the first week of programming and we wanted to share some highlights. We kicked things off on Sunday night with an inspirational keynote address from Rob Watson, the “godfather” of LEED and voted one of the 25 most important Dartmouth alums of all time. Rob also spoke to the group… Read More

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Final Pitches and Moosilauke

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An intense 72-hour startup sprint culminated with pitches on Wednesday evening. Our seven teams worked hard to shape an initial idea into a minimum viable product with a “go to market” strategy. In no particular order, we had Clotho, a patchwork clothing brand that will repurpose fashion industry discards into bespoke products. Sunstainable, a line… Read More

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The Welcome Wagon

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Our 2022 Environmental Leadership Academy at Dartmouth is off to a strong start! On move in day it was all hands on deck. Students and their luggage got settled with the help of facilitators, their families, and our trusty red wagon. Soon, it was time to get down to business. Inspired by current market solutions… Read More

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Summer 2022 Update
Summer 2022 Update

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We’re back and – after two summers of virtual programming – we are excited to resume in-person programs for Summer 2022. We are currently planning on programming only at Dartmouth College. Here’s what you can expect on a program with us this summer: A positive learning environment We are living through a time of extraordinary… Read More

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Summer 2021 Status Update
Summer 2021 Status Update

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We will be offering only online programs for Summer 2021. We expect to resume in-person programming in Summer 2022. You can learn more about Summer 2021 here.

Amaranthus 2020

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Our latest issue of our annual alumni publication is online here.

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Answers to Your Questions About Covid-19 (Coronavirus)
Answers to Your Questions About Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

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LAST UPDATED: May 8th, 2020 Sustainable Summer has cancelled all in-person 2020 programs due to the coronavirus. We are offering online versions of some of our programs and are currently accepting applications from prospective students. Please email info@sustinablesummer.org with any additional questions. What disruption do you anticipate due to the coronavirus outbreak? We had summer… Read More

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New Year. New Website. New Ways of Thinking About Sustainability.

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Caption: The author lounging outside our residence hall at Dartmouth during one of the few quiet moments of the summer. One of my earliest permaculture instructors, Javier Carrera, thought relaxing in a hammock was the epitome of luxury. I have spent a great deal of time over the past four months rebuilding the Sustainable Summer… Read More

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Dartmouth Session Comes to a Close

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Well, it’s that time. Students are exchanging tear-filled farewells after two incredible weeks living and learning together. An intense “3-day Start Up” culminated with pitches on Thursday evening. Our eight teams worked hard to shape an initial idea into a minimum viable product with a “go to market” strategy. In no particular order, we had… Read More

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