Explainers

Explainers are written to provide you with a quick introduction to timely topics in sustainability using interviews from Yale’s very own staff, faculty, and alumni experts. Browse through our library of articles to learn what these topics are, how they work, and why they should matter to you.


May 24, 2021
Sustainable healthcare and industry experts Dr. Jodi Sherman and Dr. Todd Cort introduce us to the...
January 21, 2021
Forestry expert Terry Baker and environmental health expert Dr. Kai Chen walk us through the causes...
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December 16, 2020
Forestry experts Dr. Mark Ashton and Dr. Joseph Orefice explain the threats to our forests and the...
yale experts explain microplastics with the o spelled out with palstic
December 1, 2020
Environmental health expert Leigh Shemitz and green chemist Paul Anastas walk us through a tiny...
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October 19, 2020
Experts of the built environment Mark Simon and Cathy Jackson talk about one strategy for building...
yale experts explain environmental justice infographic
October 1, 2020
Environmental justice scholars Dr. Dorceta Taylor and Dr. Gerald Torres talk about the link between...
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September 21, 2020
Global environmental legal expert Sue Biniaz and global environmental governance professor Maria...