Celebrate Sustainability events

October 7, 2019

Celebrate Sustainability is a week-long series of events, October 7-11th, hosted by individuals, departments, and groups across Yale to raise awareness and deepen campus engagement around sustainability. This year’s theme is Climate Action. Events will showcase innovations, celebrate successes, and explore the challenges we still face. 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Monday, October 7, 2019

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Friday, October 11, 2019

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Kick-off Yale’s Celebrate Sustainability week with a giveaway at the Yale/Fordham football game! We’re celebrating the ways the Yale community is taking action around sustainability! Check your programs to see if you are the lucky winner of a free, reusable water bottle, courtesy of Bulldog Sustainability. Bulldog Sustainability is a partnership between the Athletics Department and the Office of Sustainability. Remember, when sustainability wins, Yale wins!

Time: Saturday 10/5/2019, 1:00am

Location: Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field

Address: 81 Central Ave

Monday, October 7, 2019

Nature Immersion Meditation: Guided Biodiversity Tour

Nature Immersion Meditation is about being fully where you are, in the moment, experiencing whatever nature has to offer, and not about getting anywhere in particular (like hiking). This therapeutic walking meditation helps us to slow down and reconnect with nature by disconnecting from technology. The invitation is to awaken the senses fully to the natural world, even in the middle of a city. NIM is a simple, yet powerful way to nourish body, mind and spirit through curiosity, wonder and awe. With elements from mindfulness, nature therapy and shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, this practice is truly unique.

No prior experience necessary. No equipment required. Participants should wear clothes and shoes suitable for walking in grass and possibly uneven ground.

If the offering is full, please register anyway so you’re added to the waitlist. Registration

Time: Monday 10/7/2019, 7:45-8:15am

Location: Marsh Botanical Garden

Address: 265 Mansfield St

Sustainable Living Collections to Changing Climate

Stroll through Marsh Botanical Garden and be inspired by the majestic beauty of native oak trees and other trees from all over the world. Marvel at how wonderfully they are performing and adapting to changing climate. And learn to appreciate the benefits trees provide.

Time: Monday 10/7/2019, 9:00-4:00pm

Location: Marsh Botanical Garden

Address: 265 Mansfield St

Multifunctional Mushrooms! A hands-on mushroom cultivation workshop, and celebration of all things fungi

Join us for a deep dive into the magic of mushrooms!

We’ll have a short presentation sharing some fun facts about fungi, with a special focus on the role of fungi in carbon sequestration. Then we’ll use this knowledge to dive into an immersive, hands-on workshop where we will learn how to inoculate logs to cultivate delicious edible mushrooms, and integrate them into multifunctional landscapes like the Yale Community Forest Garden!

We will begin our presentation in Bowers Auditorium, located on the second floor of Sage Hall which is at 205 Prospect Street. If the weather is nice, we will then move outside to the Yale Community Forest Garden for the workshop. The Forest Garden is located in the courtyard between Sage Hall and Kroon Hall (195 Prospect Street). In case of bad weather, we will do the workshop in Bowers Auditorium.

There will be delicious mushroom pizza for dinner! It’s best to wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty for this workshop, but it’s also OK to come as you are.

This event is free and open to the public. We ask that you please RSVP so that we get an accurate count for food and materials. There is a handicap-accessible entrance to Bowers Auditorium entering from the Sage Parking Lot.

Time: Monday 10/7/2019, 5:00-8:00pm

Location: Bowers Auditorium, Sage Hall

Address: 205 Prospect St

Transportation on Tap: Green New Wheels

Join us for the next Transportation on Tap, “Green New Wheels; exploring the Green New Deal & the future of transportation”. Our presenters, including Nora Heaphy of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Center for Latino Progress Transportation Coordinator Tony Cherolis, New Havens Metropolitan Business Academy student Adrian Huq, and climate and energy attorney Charles Rothenberger will be discussing realizing the dream of the Green New Deal and what the future of transportation might look like to ensure a sustainable future.

Time: Monday 10/7/2019, 6:00-8:00pm

Location: BAR New Haven

Address: 254 Crown St

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Northeast Grain Gab

The Northeast Grain Gab is a gathering of growers, producers and academics who are interested in contributing to the development of regional grain economies in the Northeast United States. The day will include hands-on workshops, presentations and a reception that explore the growing, flavor, and nutrition of regional grains. Tickets are available for purchase. They include access to Grain Gab events as well as breakfast, lunch, evening reception with drinks and appetizers, and refreshments throughout the day. Registration.

Time: Tuesday 10/8/2019, 8:00-4:30pm

Location: Yale West Campus

Address: 100 West Campus Dr

Sustainable Living Collections to Changing Climate

Stroll through Marsh Botanical Garden and be inspired by the majestic beauty of native oak trees and other trees from all over the world. Marvel at how wonderfully they are performing and adapting to changing climate. And learn to appreciate the benefits trees provide.

Time: Tuesday 10/8/2019, 9:00-4:00pm

Location: Marsh Botanical Garden

Address: 265 Mansfield St

EHS Lab Safety Expo

Yale Environmental Health and Safety will host a Lab Safety Expo at various locations throughout campus. The expo will feature EHS exhibits and demonstrations including Biosafety Cabinets vs. Fume Hoods, Biosafety Work Practices, EHS Integrator, Emergency Procedures, Ergonomic Microscopy Techniques, Ergonomic Pipetting Techniques, eShipGlobal, Hazardous Waste Management, Laser Safety, Personal Protective Equipment, Safe Lifting and Safety Glasses.
 
EHS will be joined by our partner departments including the Office of Public Safety, Yale Fire Code Compliance, the Office of Emergency Management, Yale Procurement and the Affinity Groups. Free giveaways and raffle prizes throughout each event.
 
Time: Monday 10/8/2019, 10:00-2:00pm
 
Location:  Harkness Lounge
 
Address: 367 Cedar St
 

Canaries in the Coal Mine: Animals, the Climate Crisis, and the Future of Public Interest Law

Join Law, Ethics & Animal Program Faculty Co-Director Jonathan Lovvorn as he discusses the relationship between climate change, humans, and animals. Global protests and a flurry of scientific reports have highlighted the existential threat climate change poses to both people and animals.  But how do these dire reports—like the predicted loss of one million species—translate into on-the-ground suffering of animals?  What do the impacts of climate on animals teach us about our own climate fate? This talk explores how climate change disrupts traditional wildlife protection efforts, highlights the unique role farm animals play in climate change conversations, and proposes concrete steps to confront this rapidly emerging crisis. Lovvorn aims to develop a deeper understanding of the impacts of climate change on animals and how the climate crisis is transforming the practice of public interest law.

Time: Tuesday 10/8/2019, 12:10-1:00pm

Location: Sterling Law Building, Room 129

Address: 127 Wall St

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sustainable Living Collections to Changing Climate

Stroll through Marsh Botanical Garden and be inspired by the majestic beauty of native oak trees and other trees from all over the world. Marvel at how wonderfully they are performing and adapting to changing climate. And learn to appreciate the benefits trees provide.

Time: Wednesday 10/9/2019, 9:00-4:00pm

Location: Marsh Botanical Garden

Address: 265 Mansfield St

Plant Your Roots

The school year is in full swing and it’s time to put down some roots! Join us to plant yellow and white daffodil bulbs on Hillhouse Avenue near the footbridge, and on Elm Street between High and College Streets.

This collaboration with Yale Day of Service and Landscaping & Maintenance of Yale Facilities is a chance to get outside and get connected with the Yale community, including local alumni.

Special gratitude to Joe Signore, Jim Reid and Mark McCloud from Yale Facilities, and Mara Balk at the Yale Alumni Association.

Time: Wednesday 10/9/2019, 11:00-2:00pm

Location: Old Campus and Hillhouse Ave

Address: 344 College St and 16 Hillhouse Ave

Nature Immersion Meditation: West Campus

Nature Immersion Meditation is about being fully where you are, in the moment, experiencing whatever nature has to offer, and not about getting anywhere in particular (like hiking). This therapeutic walking meditation helps us to slow down and reconnect with nature by disconnecting from technology. The invitation is to awaken the senses fully to the natural world, even in the middle of a city. NIM is a simple, yet powerful way to nourish body, mind and spirit through curiosity, wonder and awe. With elements from mindfulness, nature therapy and shinrin-yoku or forest bathing, this practice is truly unique.

No prior experience necessary. No equipment required. Participants should wear clothes and shoes suitable for walking in grass and possibly uneven ground.

If the offering is full, please register anyway so you’re added to the waitlist. Registration

Time: Wednesday 10/9/2019, 12:15-12:45pm

Location: Yale Landscape Lab, Urban Farm

Address: 350 West Campus Dr

Energy Career Panel: Insights from Alumni

Are you interested in learning about career paths in energy after Yale? Do you want the chance to talk to alums about their jobs and opinions about the future of the industry? Five Yale alumni are coming back to campus to provide insights about their careers working in various areas of the energy industry.
 
The five incredible women who will be sharing their INSIGHTS with you:
 
 Corina Solis (M.E.M. ‘14), Senior Analyst at GI Energy
 Mitalee Gupta (M.E.M. ‘14), Research Analyst at Wood Mackenzie Power and Renewables
 Jessica Leung (M.E.M. ‘17), Solutions Fellow at the Center for Climate and EnergySolutions
 Emily Connor (M.E.M. ‘17), Associate of Acquisitions at CleanCapital LLC
 Grace Kankindi (M.E.M. ‘16), Senior Associate of Structured Finance at Sol Systems
 
The event will begin with a panel discussion of about an hour with time afterward to mingle with the panelists over refreshments. There will be a fully vegan dinner with gluten-free options. Registration
 

Time: Monday 10/9/2019, 6:00-8:00pm

Location: Kroon Hall, Burke Auditorium

Address: 195 Prospect St

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Sustainable Living Collections to Changing Climate

Stroll through Marsh Botanical Garden and be inspired by the majestic beauty of native oak trees and other trees from all over the world. Marvel at how wonderfully they are performing and adapting to changing climate. And learn to appreciate the benefits trees provide.

Time: Thursday 10/10/2019, 9:00-4:00pm

Location: Marsh Botanical Garden

Address: 265 Mansfield St

YSPH Climate Action Day

Sponsored by the Yale School of Public Health Sustainability Committee, this event aims to raise awareness of the Climate Emergency being declared by countries, states, regions and institutions here in CT and around the globe. Participants will be able to take action to make one small change in their lives:
 
  • Pledge to take one small action to mitigate climate change (or)
  • Register to vote (or)
  • Send a simple postcard to CT legislators and the CT Environment Committee to declare a state Climate Emergency (script, supplies, and snacks provided)

Open to Yale commnity only.

Time: Thursday 10/10/2019, 11:30-1:30pm

Location: Student Lounge

Address: 47 College Pl

Growing Native Plants from Seed

Including native plants in your yard or garden is a great way to help pollinators. Join Peabody staff and expand your native plantings inexpensively by growing them yourself from seed. In this workshop, we’ll discover different germination requirements for different kinds of seeds. With a few tricks you can easily grow your own! Bring a pre-cut clear plastic gallon jug and we’ll fill it with a seed selection to stratify over the winter. Proper after care will be discussed. Limit 25 people. Open to Yale Community only. Registration

Time: Thursday 10/10/2019, 12:00-1:00pm

Location: Sage Hall, Room 24

Address: 205 Prospect St

A World You’ve Never Seen: Exploring the Ocean Monuments off CT’s Shores

Visit the pop-up exhibit “A World You’ve Never Seen: Exploring the Ocean Monument off Connecticut’s Shores” which examines something you might never have heard of, either: the Northeast Canyons and Seamounts Marine National Monument, “the first and only marine national monument in the U.S. waters of the Atlantic and a beacon of climate resilience.” The event features “a virtual tour of the wildlife found in the monument, with a renowned research scientist as your tour guide”; a “live Q&A session with a panel of experts”; and “food/wine/beer” at the beginning, from 6:30 to 7:00. Registration.
 
Time: Thursday 10/10/2019, 6:30-8:30pm
 
Location: Kroon Hall
 
Address: 195 Prospect St
 

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sustainable Living Collections to Changing Climate

Stroll through Marsh Botanical Garden and be inspired by the majestic beauty of native oak trees and other trees from all over the world. Marvel at how wonderfully they are performing and adapting to changing climate. And learn to appreciate the benefits trees provide.

Time: Friday 10/11/2019, 9:00-4:00pm

Location: Marsh Botanical Garden

Address: 265 Mansfield St

Yale Founders Day

Founders Day Cross Campus celebration has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Attend drop-in visits, tours, and open houses.

 

Time: Friday 10/11/2019, 10:30-5:00pm

Location: Various Locations on Campus

FitStyle: Walk & Learn About Sustainability

Join the special Celebrate Sustainability-themed fitstyle walking tour featuring a custom route highlighting Yale’s green buildings and spaces. Led by Shana Schneider, founder of Fitstyle by Shana, participants will learn about some of Yale’s sustainability programs and innovations while taking advantage of the campus’ walkability. Come exercise and explore on this on this briskly paced fitness walk. Register now as space is limited. Starting 221 Whitney Avenue. Registration
 
Time: Friday 10/11/2019, 12:00-1:00pm
 
Location: 221 Whitney Ave
 
Address: 221 Whitney Ave
 

Staff Appreciation Tree-Planting

Yale staff members who are celebrating five-year milestone anniversaries may choose to have trees planted in their honor in lieu of selecting a traditional gift. Trees will be planted on Yale’s campus by the Urban Resources Initiative.  Yale groundskeepers will water and nurture the trees. Volunteers and honorees are always invited to attend. Registration.
 
Time: Friday 10/11/2019, 2:00-4:00pm
 
Location: 1201 Chapel St
 
Address: 1201 Chapel St
 

Yale Farm Open Workdays

Everyone, including non-Yale affiliates, is welcome to participate in open workdays on the Yale Farm. No gardening experience is necessary. Just bring a water bottle and wear weather- and work-appropriate clothing. Participants are welcome to drop-in on a come-and-go basis, but we ask that you stay at least 30 minutes for planned tasks.

Time: Friday 10/11/2019, 2:00-4:30pm

Location: Yale Farm

Address: 345 Edwards St

knead 2 know: Urban Food Forests in Taiwan

knead 2 know is the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s weekly Friday presentation series, where a student or friend of the YSFP is asked to share about their food systems research or work.

During the fall, these ten-minute presentations begin at 4:30 pm and take place under the Yale Farm Pavilion, followed by conversation, pizza, and live music.

knead 2 know questions can cover everything from the economics of large-scale wheat farming, to the sexual politics of the food movement, to the chemical reactions a maltster might encounter. The series creates a space for students to showcase their professional experiences and academic encounters in a way that emphasizes informal feedback, collaborative workshopping, and scholarly company.

This week, Lauren Kim ‘21, will be speaking about urban food forests in Taiwan as part of her research on the Yale Sustainable Food Program’s Global Food Fellowship.

Time: Friday 10/11/2019, 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Yale Farm

Address: 345 Edwards St