Ecuadorian ambassador visits city

Ecuadorian ambassador to the United States Nathalie Cely Suarez made her first official visit to the New Haven area on Friday to meet with local leaders, including New Haven Mayor John DeStefano Jr. and East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr. [ydn-legacy-photo-inline id=”2110″ ] Cely’s trip, planned to discuss potential business connections between Ecuador and New […]

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Two FES professors given named professorships

Two Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies faculty have been granted named professorships, the environment school announced in a press release on Friday. Xuhui Lee, whose research focuses on the “exchanges of radiation, heat, water, and trace gases between vegetation and the atmosphere,” will become the Sara Shallenberger Brown Professor of Meteorology. John Wargo […]

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Sustainability strategic plan on track

Yale is on track to meet the goals outlined in its 2010-’13 Sustainability Strategic Plan, according to a progress report released Monday by the Office of Sustainability. The report tracks the progress that the University made through the end of the 2011 fiscal year, the first year following the plan’s introduction in September 2010, said […]

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Office of Sustainability releases 2011 progress report

Yale is currently on track to meet the goals outlined in its 2010-2013 Sustainability Strategic Plan, according to an annual progress report released Monday by the Office of Sustainability. The report tracks progress made during the 2011 fiscal year, which ended on June 30, 2011. (Click here to read the report in full.) The University […]

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Pair pioneers ecology and religion program

After spending four days by himself in the Mojave desert without access to food, Stephen Blackmer FES ’83 DIV ’12 found his calling. The 49-year-old had spent his life working to conserve New England forests, but said that trip expanded his views on how to protect the environment. In 2007, two years after his return, […]

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Students to design composting toilet

A small group of graduate and undergraduate students have committed to meeting weekly to discuss options for enhancing the Yale Farm’s sustainability. Though still in their initial stages, the workshops are intended to lead to the construction of a compost toilet for the Yale Farm, said Kendall Barbery FES ’13, a special projects coordinator at […]

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Yale Carbon Fund makes progress in New Haven

Since joining forces with the New Haven Office of Sustainability a year and a half ago, the Yale Community Carbon Fund has worked to expand renewable energy use in the city. Having exceeded its goal of installing programmable thermostats in 125 New Haven low-to-moderate-income homes in the 125 Homes Project, the Fund is now in […]

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Yalies hunt for biodiversity

Beginning this semester, the Yale Office of Sustainability and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History have partnered to create Citizen Science, a new initiative that aims to engage Yale community members with urban ecology on campus. The goal of the Citizen Science initiative is to train a group of Yale students, faculty and staff […]

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FES hosts wood-themed event series

This spring, wood will take center stage at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies as students hope to boost appreciation of the material in unconventional ways. The environment school’s Global Institute of Sustainable Forestry is hosting a semester-long event entitled “The Art of Wood,” which aims to celebrate the cultural and aesthetic values […]

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Slifka hosts green ethics course

Students interested in the intersection of religion and environmental studies can engage in a special interdisciplinary course this month at the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale. Starting Thursday night, a three-part series of classes on the intersection of environmentalism and Jewish ethics will be taught by Noah Cheses, an associate rabbi at […]

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EPA official returns to Yale

Yale’s “father of green chemistry” announced that he will leave his position as science adviser and assistant administrator for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Research and Development in mid-February to return to Yale. Paul Anastas has been on public service leave from the Yale Center of Green Chemistry and Green Engineering, where he […]

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FES students organize farm bill course

A guest lecture series at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies is bringing undergraduates and graduate students together to discuss the United States farm bill. The series is a student-organized independent study that aims to give students an understanding of the U.S. farm bill and how it affects other areas of food and […]

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