The Organization

About The DOC

The Dartmouth Outing Club was founded in 1909 and is known as the oldest and largest college outing club. With over 2000 members and 200 active participants (check numbers), the outing club is responsible for introducing hundreds of students to the outdoors. We run ___ trips during each term and weeklong trips every winter, spring, summer, and fall break. As passionate outdoors people, we feel an affinity to the environment and started the DOC Environmental Stewardship Committee in order to accomplish our goal of “stimulating an appreciation of nature and environmental stewardship,” as stated in the Dartmouth Outing Club mission statement.

Enironmental Stewardship Committee

Since its founding in April 2017, the DOC Environmental Stewardship Committee has been working to track, reduce, and offset the carbon emissions produced by outing club trips and consumption in order to become a carbon neutral organization. As college students and passionate outdoors people, the protection of the environment is central to our enjoyment of outdoor recreation.


Our Work

Our Goals

In order to become better stewards of our environment, we intend to address the greenhouse gas emissions produced by engaging in outdoor activities. Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are responsible for global climate change, which may result in four degrees of warming by the end of the century. This warming has already begun to impact our outdoor spaces, and so we have decided to track, reduce, and offset our emissions in order to become a carbon neutral organization.

Our Calculations

In order to track and reduce emissions, we use the database of the DOC weekend and break trips throughout the year. Using the mileage, vehicle, and flight data, we calculate the emissions in terms of metric tons of CO2 equivalents.

Offset Efforts

In order to offset current and future emissions, we will partner with COVER Home Repair, a non-profit organization in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire that specializes in the repair and weatherization of homes. Weatherizing homes decreases the amount of fossil fuels burned to heat them in the winter, which can reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of a home and thus be counted as “negative emissions” toward the DOC.


The People


Ursula Jongebloed ‘18

Studying: double major in chemistry and earth sciences.
Enjoys: hiking, running, climbing, swimming, and dogs.


Alison Banks ‘20

Studying: economics, geography, and environmental studies
Loves: being outside and exploring. Is especially passionate about photography. Is involved with organizing the first Ivy+ sustainability conference.


Emma Doherty ‘21

Studying: engineering
Enjoys: hiking, canoeing, skiing and fresh air, as well as the ocean. Is passionate about clean energy and pollution prevention and cleanup.


Mallory Byrd ‘19

Studying: engineering
Loves: climbing, kayaking, rafting, and doing pretty much anything outside. Is the current President of the DOC.


Phillip Bennett ‘19

Studying: engineering & studio art
Enjoys: spending the free time he can find in the woodshop, machine shop or baking bread or outside climbing and mountain biking.


Quinn McCormick ’20

Studying: astronomy and biology
Loves: climbing, bouldering, and hiking, especially in the White Mountains.


Charlie Levy '19

Studying: engineering.
Enjoys: organic farming, climbing, exploring diners in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire.


Anna Whitney ‘20

Studying: environmental studies & economics
Enjoys: spending most of her free time in the outdoors, hiking, skiing, and frequently walking dogs. Is an alpine ski racer.


Julia Snodgrass ‘21

Studying: global environmental policy and climate science
Is a whitewater raft guide, ski instructor, ultimate frisbee player, and expert marshmallow roaster.

What can YOU do?

We would like to set an example of environmental stewardship for other college outdoor organizations and individuals. We recommend several actions for outdoorspeople in order to become more conscious of how outdoor actions affect the environment.

Limit your travel.

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Limit the amount of energy and resources you consume.

Reach out to us to volunteer with COVER through the DOC.


Useful Links

COVER Home Repair:

Patagonia Environmentalism:

DOC Environmental Studies:

Planning a trip?

Here are some tips for general sustainability.


Practive Leave No Trace™

1. Plan Ahead and Prepare

2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces

3. Dispose of Waste Properly

4. Leave What you Find

5. Minimize Campfire Impacts

6. Respect Wildlife

7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors


Travel Nearby.

Consider enjoying the outdoors close to your home or campus.

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Reuse Gear

Reuse, borrow, and buy used clothing, water bottles, and outdoor gear.

Thank you for helping the DOC in its mission to

stimulate an appreciation of nature and environmental stewardship.

Userful Links


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