Calendar of Events
Celebrate Sustainability, the sustainability-based week of events, will take place April 20-27, 2013. Click the dates below to find events for that day. Check back regularly for updates.
8:30am – 2:00pm
Registration at Common Ground High School, 358 Springside Ave.
From West Rock to East Rock, our 8-mile, 20-mile, and metric century routes explore our community's parks and greenspaces, back roads and city streets, neighborhoods and small towns. Along the way, we listen to great music, eat tasty food, and enjoy a beautiful spring day!
11:00am and 1:00pm showings
Smart Living Center, 297 Boston Post Road, Orange, CT
CJ May uses magic to entertain, educate and communicate the message of sustainability to his audiences. The strength of his performances comes from the combination of his years as an environmental professional, a magician and a storyteller. MAGTRICITY! is May's new magic show on energy and climate change. He will be performing at the Smart Living Center's Earth Day Celebration. Learn more about May's performances here.
April 21st - 26th
32 of downtown New Haven’s award-winning and internationally diverse restaurants are featuring prix fixe lunch and dinner menus from April 21 - 26, 2013. Participating restaurants offer a three-course, prix fixe menu consisting of an appetizer, entrée and dessert. Prix fixe menus are priced at $18 for lunch and $32 for dinner. $1=1 person Join New Haven Restaurant Week and the Connecticut Food Bank to help those in need.
Quaker Meeting House, 225 East Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT 06513
Come watch your local 350.org CT's screening of the 'Do the Math' documentary!
9:00am – 5:00pm
Beinecke Plaza, Yale University
Join artist Fritz Horstman in creating a 100-foot long geographically accurate representation of the channel of the Quinnipiac River to draw attention to the availability of resources and our proximity to the Quinnipiac River. Bring in your empty water bottle and add it to the exhibit!
OfficeMax Sustainable Purchasing Expo
9:00 am-11:30 am
TAC Upper Lobby, 300 Cedar St.
This vendor show is open to all Yale departments. OfficeMax, Yale’s office supply vendor, will showcase its suppliers with currently available eco-friendly products. Samples will be abundant!
Yale-New Haven Hospital: Celebrate our commitment to environmental excellence
11:00am - 2:00pm
2nd floor atrium landing and Allspice Cafe, Yale New-Haven Hospital
Learn about waste reduction, safer cleaning chemicals, healthier food, and fuel-saving transportation efforts.
12:00 pm-1:30 pm
International Center, 421 Temple St.
Free admission, lunch is provided! Wondering how you could be more green and sustainable when organizing a party for friends, family gathering or high school reunion? Come and hear some wonderful ideas and tips, and meet others who have managed to make their special events to be fun, memorable and green! This lunch and learn event is aimed at all Yale community who would like to be more sustainable in everyday life. Green event certification for campus events will also be discussed. There will be an opportunity to network and meet others who have extensive experience in gardening and composting. Register now!
"Journey of the universe" Screening
1:00 pm-2:00 pm
57 Sloane Physics Laboratory, 2nd floor.
The Yale Physics Green Team is hosting a screening of Journey of the Universe in celebration of Earth Week! This event is open to the public.
BP OIl disaster Anniversary: Have we missed our window?
5:30 pm-6:30 pm
Kroon Hall- 319, 195 Prospect St.
This Brown Bag discussion focuses around the BP Oil Disaster and its implications upon coastal governance. This event is open to the public.
Citizen Science Bird Walk
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Leaving from Beinecke Plaza
The goal of citizen science at Yale is to train students, faculty and staff to survey and record biodiversity on campus. Participants gain bird and plant identification skills and develop a better understanding of urban ecology in ‘ordinary’ spaces while assisting scientists in gathering large, continuous datasets.
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yale Sustainability research summit
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Kroon Hall, Room 319
Want to learn more about both undergraduate and graduate research on sustainability-related issues? The Yale Sustainability Research Summit will be held to highlight the tremendous amount of research taking place on Yale's campus focused on sustainability efforts. This event is an opportunity to engage with current research and to share in a conversation about how to improve opportunities to use Yale's campus for sustainability-focused research.
For more information or to participate, please contact Sara Smiley Smith.
Going solar for your home Workshop
Room 369, 55 Whitney Ave.
Be a solar leader in your neighborhood! Dan Britton of Sunlight Solar Energy will hold a lunchtime workshop on solar technology diffusion.
To RSVP, contact Annie Harper.
Ginkgo: An Evolutionary and cultural biography. Featuring peter crane
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect St.
Open to the public. This talk will feature Dean Peter Crane and focus on the ginkgo tree. Lunch will be provided; first come, first serve!
Catch Shares and the future of fisheries
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Law School, Room 128, 127 Wall St.
Open to the public. New England's fisheries are facing collapse, and the debate over fishery policy is heating up. Will catch shares, catch limits, and federal regulation save the day - or drive fishing communities over the brink? Can smart legal and policy strategies reconcile business and conservation interests? How many fish really are in the sea? Join YELA for a discussion on catch shares, catch limits, and the future of fisheries, featuring an all-star lineup of three panelists from industry, academia, and the nonprofit sector. It promises to be a very lively discussion. Caseus grilled cheese and tomato soup will be served! Sponsored by the Yale Environmental Law Association.
Eli Exchange Extravaganza: Sustainability Service Corps
12:30 pm-3:00 pm
Hoping to find a new shirt or pair of pants, but can’t find the time to go shopping? Now you don’t have to! come join the Sustainability Service Corps in its annual Eli Exchange Extravaganza on Cross Campus. Take any gently used clothes which have been donated over the last year and bring your own to add to the pile. Everything is completely free! The Sustainability Service Corps will also be creating a Sustainable Dorm Room on Cross Campus at the same time. Stop by to learn about the various ways you can live sustainably as a Yale student. We’d love to chat!
Rights in a changing climate? Forest governance, Human rights, and REDD+ Readiness phase
Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St.
Open to the public. This talk will feature distinguished forest governance expert Dr. Anne Larson and will focus on human rights and REDD+ work in the field of forest governance.
Climate: Mind and Behavior panel
Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall, 195 Prospect St.
Open to the public. Johnathan F. P. Rose, President of Jonathan Rose Companies, LLC, will host this panel focused on shifting human behavior to lower human's environmental impact.
The ethics and governance of geoengineering. Guest speaker: Andrew Light
4:15 pm-6:15 pm
Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS), B012, 77 Prospect St.
Admission is free and open to the general public, sponsored by the Yale Technology and Ethics Research Group. Andrew Light, the Director of International Climate Policy through the Center for American Progress and Director of the Center for Global Ethics at George Mason University, will speak on the topic of ethics and governance in geoengineering. A Chinese dinner will be served.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse Ave.
This lecture provides an on-the-ground perspective of indigenous involvement in international frameworks that are intended to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from deforestation. Open to the public. Snacks and wine will be provided.
5th annual recycling fair, raffle, and Green Lab certification info session
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
300 George Street, First Floor Lounge
Open to staff. Sponsored by Keck Biotechnology Resource Laboratory. For the Recycling Fair, we will be collecting toner cartridges, old cell phones, rechargeable batteries, eyeglasses, and all types of writing utensils. Sign up for the raffle and win prizes! Raffle will be held at 2:00pm- you do not need to be present to win. Also learn how your lab can become Green Lab Certified!
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forest Forum leadership seminar: James Hubbard
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
Marsh Rotunda, 360 Prospect St.
Open to the public. This FES seminar features James Hubbard, Deputy Chief of State and Private Forestry of the US Forest Service, who will present on a number of topics related to Forest Service for the Next Generation. His talk will focus on perspectives on landscape restoration, community protection, and managing for forest benefits.
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Kroon Hall - Burke Auditorium, 195 Prospect Street, 3rd Floor
For going on 5 decades, Gus Speth has been at the cutting edge of environmental advocacy. His career path is a unique window through which to view the environmental movement. He will speak about the evolution of environmental advocacy since the 1970's and how he adapted his career to meet both environmental challenges and his own personal goals. He will also discuss his new book and offer advice to students on how to engage the social, political, and economic complexities of environmental change in the 21st Century. RSVP required. Open only to Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.
where does our food come from?
4:00pm - 5:00pm
International Center, 421 Temple St.
Appropriate for children ages 4 to 9. When kids go out shopping with their parents, they sometimes help fill the cart. But, this food, where does it come from? AS few miles away or halfway across the world? And how did it reach the cart? Through this interactive program in the form of a game, children will take the first steps towards being sustainable leaders at home. This event is free; advance registration is appreciated to ensure enough materials are provided for everyone.
lunch & Learn: How to start a green team
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
LL 16, 221 Whitney Ave.
Open to staff members interested in making a difference in sustainability efforts in their workplace! This workshop aims to energize individuals into starting a Green team or to re-energizing currently existing Green Teams. Register here!
Save a ton: Ecomotion
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Open to the public. Come join us on Cross Campus to see a visual representation of one ton of carbon! Check out the webpage!
9:00am - 2:30pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall, 63 High Street
The 2013 Bike Walk Summit will bring together people from all over Connecticut to talk about how to improve bicycling and walking in our state. Hear the latest biking and walking updates from around the state, learn how to navigate the funding maze and get projects built in your community, get detailed guidance on making your community or organization officially bicycle or walk friendly, and network and socialize at our bike/walk tours of New Haven and the Summit Happy Hour.
Advanced registration is required. Click here to register.
Yale Sustainable Food Project Student Academic Forum!
2pm - 4pm
Morse Fellows Lounge
The Forum will include the opportunity for formal presentations by a limited number of students, as well as a more informal "gallery" of student work from a broader selection of students. The goals of the Forum are to showcase and celebrate some of the diverse academic work relating to food and agriculture that undergraduates are doing across numerous disciplines, to provide an opportunity for undergraduates to present their work to a wider audience, and to promote discussion of topics relating to food and agriculture. The Forum will be open to the public.
Please email email@example.com with any questions, or if you are a student interested in presenting a paper or project at the forum.