YSFES and Divinity School professors’ film to air on PBS

December 1, 2011
“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

November 30, 2011
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

November 17, 2011
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

November 11, 2011
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

November 10, 2011
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 »
A group of Yale students joined a national protest in Washington, D.C. against the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.

Yalies join national pipeline protest

November 7, 2011
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 »
A study on trick-or-treaters tested the correlation between children’s originality in their Halloween costumes and their likelihood to “follow the leader” in charity donations. Around 300 children participated in the study, run by the club Students for Proven Impact.

Club tests candy charity

November 1, 2011
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

October 31, 2011
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 »

Local farmers visit dining halls

October 25, 2011
Residential college dining halls opened their doors Monday night to the local farmers and vendors who supply Yale’s food. These guests were featured at a Yale Dining-sponsored event called Shake the Hand that Feeds You, where they sat at tables and engaged students in discussion about their lifestyles and work. Each dining hall hosted a »

University achieves greenhouse gas reductions

October 21, 2011
Despite increases in campus size and population, Yale has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 11.5 percent since 2005. According to the 2011 update on the University’s greenhouse gas reduction plan, Yale is on track to achieve the reduction targets it set in 2005, according to University officials. The plan, originally conceived in 2005, announced »

Birth study receives $2.7 million grant

October 18, 2011
Yale researchers recently received a $2.7 million grant to continue their research the effects of air pollution on birth outcomes. The National Institute of Environmental Health Science awarded the grant to the principal investigators of the project in late July after they began applying for the funding in February 2010. The next step of the »

STEP teaches recycling

October 16, 2011
Live music, free clothes and kettle corn abounded on Old Campus Sunday afternoon as the Student Taskforce for Environmental Partnership (STEP) held an event meant to teach Yalies ecologically sustainable lives. Over 100 students, alumni and members of the New Haven community attended Greenfest, which educated them about various recycling methods through a series of »