Celebrate Sustainability Events

September 17, 2018

Celebrate Sustainability is a week-long series of events, October 8-12th, hosted by individuals, departments, and groups across Yale to raise awareness and deepen campus engagement around sustainability. This year’s theme is Healthy Yale, Healthy Planet. Events will showcase innovations, celebrate successes, and explore the challenges we still face. 

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Friday, October 12, 2018

Saturday October 13, 2018

Sunday, October 14, 2018


Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Less Clutter = Less Stress

If you’re looking to learn some simple steps to becoming clutter free, this is the workshop for you! We will focus on the different types of clutter that can affect your life, both at home and at work. This particular session will also focus on sustainability efforts at Yale and available resources for clearing clutter! Registration is required.

Time: Tuesday, 10/9/2018 12:00-1:00pm

Location: WorkLife at Yale

Address: 221 Whitney Ave

Host: Yale WorkLife and Child Care

El Huracán

Production of the Yale Repertory Theater. An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced. Tickets now on sale.

Time: Tuesday 10/9/2018-Saturday 10/13/2018, 8:00pm

Location: University Theater

Address: 222 York Street

Host: Yale Repertory Theater

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

YSM Farmers’ Market Field Trip

Yale School of Music students are invited to go on a “field trip” to the CitySeed Downtown Farmers’ Market. Students will be guided by YSM staff, supplied with reusable bags, and encouraged to prioritize local fruits and vegetables in their diet.

Time: Wednesday 10/10/18 12:00-1:00pm

Location: CitySeed Downtown Farmer’s Market (meet at YSM)

Address: 98 Wall Street

Host: Yale School of Music

Yale Farm Workday

Come work with YSFP undergraduate farm managers as we steward the Yale Farm through an exciting growing season! Wednesday workdays involve soil cultivation, weed management, and infrastructure projects. Friday workdays focus on harvesting vegetables and herbs for the CitySeed Wooster Square Market on Saturdays. All are welcome to attend.

Time: Wednesday 10/10/2018, Thursday 10/11/2018, Friday 10/12/2018, 2:00-4:00pm

Location: Yale Farm

Address: 345 Edwards Street

Host: Yale Sustainable Food Program

El Huracán

Production of the Yale Repertory Theater. An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced. Tickets now on sale.

Time: Tuesday 10/9/2018-Saturday 10/13/2018, 8:00pm

Location: University Theater

Address: 222 York Street

Host: Yale Repertory Theater

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Nature Immersion Morning Meditation

Thirty-minute morning outdoor meditation to celebrate sustainability and begin the day surrounded by the natural environment. This therapeutic practice helps us to connect and awaken by opening all of the senses to the natural world all around us, even in the middle of a city. It is a simple, yet powerful way to begin the day by nourishing body, mind and spirit. Open to the Yale community only.

Time: Thursday 10/11/2018, 7:45-8:15 AM

Location: Farnam Memorial Garden

Address: 335 Prospect Street

Host: Being Well at Yale

Yale Farm Workday

Come work with YSFP undergraduate farm managers as we steward the Yale Farm through an exciting growing season! Wednesday workdays involve soil cultivation, weed management, and infrastructure projects. Friday workdays focus on harvesting vegetables and herbs for the CitySeed Wooster Square Market on Saturdays. All are welcome to attend.

Time: Wednesday 10/10/2018, Thursday 10/11/2018, Friday 10/12/2018, 2:00-4:00pm

Location: Yale Farm

Address: 345 Edwards Street

Host: Yale Sustainable Food Program

Energy Democracy

This presentation will explore the models for just transition being advanced by the contemporary movement for energy democracy, and will examine historical precedents for a democratic and equitable transformation of the energy system. Ashley Dawson is Professor of English at the Graduate Center/CUNY and the College of Staten Island. He is the author of two recent books on topics relating to the environmental humanities, Extreme Cities: The Peril and Promise of Urban Life in the Age of Climate Change (Verso, 2017), and Extinction: A Radical History (O/R, 2016), as well as six previous books on global social justice movements and anti-imperialism. He is a long-time member of the Social Text Collective and the founder of the CUNY Climate Action Lab.

Time: Thursday, 10/11/2018, 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall

Address: 195 Prospect Street

Host: Environmental Humanities

El Huracán

Production of the Yale Repertory Theater. An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced. Tickets now on sale.

Time: Tuesday 10/9/2018-Saturday 10/13/2018, 8:00pm

Location: University Theater

Address: 222 York Street

Host: Yale Repertory Theater

Friday, October 12, 2018

Drop-In Meditation

Discover the benefits of meditation in a casual group environment. During the afternoon meditation, practitioners find a comfortable seated position, either on the floor or in a chair. Guidance is provided as needed. Sessions are led by Danielle Casioppo, Health Educator and certified yoga teacher for Being Well at Yale. She is available to answer questions before and after meditation as well.

Beginners welcome! No experience necessary, no equipment needed. No sign-up required! Just drop-in. If you can’t be there from start to finish, come anyway! Just slip in or out as quietly as possible.

Time: Friday 10/12/18 12:15-12:45 PM

Location: Sterling Hall of Medicine, I-116

Address: 333 Cedar Street

Host: Being Well at Yale

Yale Farm Workday

Come work with YSFP undergraduate farm managers as we steward the Yale Farm through an exciting growing season! Wednesday workdays involve soil cultivation, weed management, and infrastructure projects. Friday workdays focus on harvesting vegetables and herbs for the CitySeed Wooster Square Market on Saturdays. All are welcome to attend.

Time: Wednesday 10/10/2018, Thursday 10/11/2018, Friday 10/12/2018, 2:00-4:00pm

Location: Yale Farm

Address: 345 Edwards Street

Host: Yale Sustainable Food Program

Climate Induced Displacement: Challenges and Opportunities

The purpose of this event is to draw attention to the scope and complexity of climate migration and displacement issues as the fall UNFCCC discussions and conclusion of the Global Compact on Migration approaches, and to produce useful outcomes that may accelerate global action on climate induced migration and displacement. Experts will address a number of perspectives including the economic, social and legal impacts of climate migration and displacement. A key component of the program will be a gap analysis of climate science needed to support Climate-Induced Displacement law and policy; topics will include the role of climate information in the legal and policy frameworks, and data tools, such as the Climate Resilience Toolkit, climate reports, and perspectives on future global climate change around the limits of inhabitability.

Time: Friday, 10/12/2018, 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, 10/13/2018, 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Luce Hall

Address: 34 Hillhouse Ave

Host: Yale MacMillan Center 

El Huracán

Production of the Yale Repertory Theater. An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced. Tickets now on sale.

Time: Tuesday 10/9/2018-Saturday 10/13/2018, 8:00pm

Location: University Theater

Address: 222 York Street

Host: Yale Repertory Theater

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Winter-Wear-Weekend

Graduate Housing residents are invited to visit the Swap Room to find warm winter clothing and accessories donated by former residents who moved out last spring. Adult’s and children’s coats, boots, scarves, and gloves are all available. The first ten people who arrive will also be give a free graduate housing winter hat! Open to residents of Graduate Housing apartments and dormitories only.

Time: Saturday 10/13/18 and Sunday 10/14/18 7:00-9:00 AM

Location: Graduate Housing Swap Room

Address: 533 Prospect Street

Host: Yale Graduate Housing

New Haven Day of Caring

There will be multiple clean-up projects at various parks throughout the city—rain or shine. Each project will be 2-3 hours with varying start times, and staggered throughout the day. Some projects will start in the morning, while others will start in the afternoon, with the last one ending no later than 3 PM. More details about specific park projects’ start times, parking information, day-of contact, what to wear, etc. to follow as the day gets closer!

United Way of Greater New Haven, in partnership with New Haven Parks and Recreation, Yale University, Yale-New Haven Health Systems, and Dwight Hall, will be joining families, friends, and neighbors for a day dedicated to beautifying the city. Sign up for New Haven Day of Caring.

Time: Saturday, 10/13/2018, 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Multiple Locations in New Haven

Host: United Way of Greater New Haven 

Climate Induced Displacement: Challenges and Opportunities

The purpose of this event is to draw attention to the scope and complexity of climate migration and displacement issues as the fall UNFCCC discussions and conclusion of the Global Compact on Migration approaches, and to produce useful outcomes that may accelerate global action on climate induced migration and displacement. Experts will address a number of perspectives including the economic, social and legal impacts of climate migration and displacement. A key component of the program will be a gap analysis of climate science needed to support Climate-Induced Displacement law and policy; topics will include the role of climate information in the legal and policy frameworks, and data tools, such as the Climate Resilience Toolkit, climate reports, and perspectives on future global climate change around the limits of inhabitability.

Time: Friday, 10/12/2018, 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday, 10/13/2018, 9:00am-3:00pm

Location: Luce Hall

Address: 34 Hillhouse Ave

Host: Yale MacMillan Center 

El Huracán

Production of the Yale Repertory Theater. An epic hurricane threatens Miami. A mother and daughter ready themselves for the storm as Abuela takes shelter in a world of memory, music, and magic. A powerful tale of family and forgiveness, El Huracán reveals what can be rebuilt in the aftermath of life’s most devastating tempests––and what can never be replaced. Tickets now on sale.

Time: Tuesday 10/9/2018-Saturday 10/13/2018, 8:00pm

Location: University Theater

Address: 222 York Street

Host: Yale Repertory Theater

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Winter-Wear-Weekend

Graduate Housing residents are invited to visit the Swap Room to find warm winter clothing and accessories donated by former residents who moved out last spring. Adult’s and children’s coats, boots, scarves, and gloves are all available. The first ten people who arrive will also be give a free graduate housing winter hat! Open to residents of Graduate Housing apartments and dormitories only.

Time: Saturday 10/13/18 and Sunday 10/14/18 7:00-9:00 AM

Location: Graduate Housing Swap Room

Address: 533 Prospect Street

Host: Yale Graduate Housing