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Our blog provides a pathway for every member of the Yale community to advance sustainable solutions. Explore our tips for getting involved and taking action in support of the areas of sustainability that matter to you.

electronics on a desk
March 12, 2021
Recycling electronics waste, or “e-waste,” can help conserve our natural resources and avoid creating more greenhouse gas emissions.    E-waste is the fastest-growing solid-...
March 5, 2021
Black environmentalism focuses on the intersection of race and the environment. In a world where environmental burdens and benefits as well as the impacts of climate change...
February 11, 2021
Valentine’s Day is the second largest card-giving holiday after Christmas, with over one billion cards given on the holiday. These cards are often laminated in plastic,...
clothes in a closet
February 5, 2021
As 2021 begins, many people are making their New Year’s resolutions to clean out the old clothes in their closets, but what are the most sustainable ways to accomplish this...
student wearing mask
January 29, 2021
It is important to recognize the ways COVID-19 compels us to rely on unsustainable crutches (think: excessive plastic associated with eating takeout or increased light and...
man giving gift to woman
December 14, 2020
Glittering ornaments. Glimmering lights. Glowing trees. Gleaming gifts.    Holidays are a time of abundance—and unfortunately waste. To ensure an eco- and budget-...
family putting a star on top of a christmas tree
December 11, 2020
The holidays are a wonderful time of year, and you can make them even better by your choice in Christmas tree. Minimizing your contribution to waste in any way possible...