Fuel cell to power City Hall

A 66,000-pound fuel cell arrived at Millennium Plaza behind City Hall Sunday morning, bringing the city’s total fuel cell count to five. The fuel cell will provide the majority of electricity to City Hall and the Hall of Records at 200 Orange St., as well as 60 percent of the heat and 30 percent of […]


Low CO2, global cooling linked

A new Yale study adds to the body of evidence that climate change is connected to carbon dioxide. Atmospheric carbon dioxide levels dropped shortly before ice formed in Antarctica 34 million years ago, according to a three-year study conducted by the Yale Department of Geology and Geophysics. The study’s results — which were published online […]


Sustainability microloans engage community

Although much of the University’s sustainability efforts are conducted by paid professionals, Yale is also giving students and faculty a chance to get their hands dirty while going green. Established in the fall of 2010, the Yale Sustainability Microloan Fund gives students, faculty and staff money to develop money-saving sustainable projects the University will implement, […]


YSFES and Divinity School professors’ film to air on PBS

“Journey of the Universe,” a documentary produced by two faculty members with joint appointments in the Divinity School and the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, will premiere nationwide Saturday evening on PBS. The film and its companion book explores the origins of the universe, the emergence of life and the rise of humans, said […]


Environment school professor sports green ride

In the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies’ Prius-filled parking lot, there is a lone Toyota Highlander SUV. Marian Chertow SOM ’81 FES ’00, an associate professor of industrial environmental management at the environment school, drives the vehicle, which has been retrofitted as a fuel cell car as part of a nationwide pilot program […]


Conservation program wins $5.5 million grant

A six-year, $5.5 million grant announced Wednesday will enable a Yale forest conservation and restoration initiative to further its efforts in Latin America and Southeast Asia. The Arcadia Fund, which provides financial support for environmental conservation programs worldwide, awarded the grant to the Environmental Leadership and Training Initiative after an eight-month application process. A joint […]


Blitz examines campus energy use

Two Yalies are spearheading an effort to cut back on the University’s excess energy use. Beginning at 6:00 a.m. this morning, a group of about 30 Yalies are monitoring outdoor light sources on Old Campus, Cross Campus and residential college courtyards over a 24 hour period in a study called “Energy Blitz.” The project aims […]


YSFES Sage Magazine goes digital

Publications by the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies are gradually shifting towards online media, and the student-run SAGE Magazine is no exception. SAGE Magazine, which publishes articles and artwork touching on current environmental issues today, launched its website on Oct. 14, a few weeks ahead of its intended release date. The magazine joins […]


Yalies join national pipeline protest

Four years after President Barack Obama urged Americans to free the country from “the tyranny of oil”, Yalies and other Connecticut residents joined an estimated 12,000 demonstrators in Washington, D.C. to hold him to his campaign promise. Twenty members from the Yale Student Environmental Coalition joined protestors who joined hands and encircled the White House […]


Bomford joins on as leader of YSFP

Mark Bomford grew up in a farming community in Canada. Now he’s coming to oversee an American farm as director of the Yale Sustainable Food Project, the University announced in a press release earlier this week. A native of the Canadian Great Plains, Bomford comes to Yale from the University of British Columbia. During his […]


Club tests candy charity

At one house this Halloween, trick-or-treaters were asked to give candy rather than simply receive it. From 5 to 8 p.m. Monday night, volunteers from the Yale chapter of Students for Proven Impact and staff members from an affiliate organization, Innovations for Poverty Action, donned costumes and sat on the porch of Yale economics professor […]


Yale to transition to single-stream recycling

Starting next semester, students will no longer have to worry about separating their recyclables in residential colleges. Over the course of the academic year, the University will transition to single-stream recycling, a process that allows the mixing of all recyclable items such as paper, metals and glass in the same container. This change is expected […]