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.


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October 19, 2020
Experts of the built environment Mark Simon and Cathy Jackson talk about one strategy for building...
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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...
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September 2, 2020
Experts Kristin Reynolds and Mark Bomford discuss important concepts and controversies in advancing...
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August 17, 2020
Renowned biology and ecology experts Tom Lovejoy and Os Schmitz talk about one of planet Earth’s...
yale experts explain a plant forward diet illustration with food
April 18, 2020
Associate Vice President of Yale Hospitality Rafi Taherian breaks down a chef’s terminology for...
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April 18, 2020
Climate scholars Ken Gillingham, Peter Boyd, and Brad Gentry offer their insight into what carbon...