New Haven strives to conserve energy

April 5, 2004 • 0
As the Yale campus embarks on a campaign to decrease electricity consumption and Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. commits the city to using 20 percent renewable energy by 2010, the municipality of New Haven continues to stave off increasing power costs and greenhouse gas emissions the old-fashioned way. New Haven began taking measures to conserve electricity »

Competition to reward electricity-savers

March 26, 2004 • 0
The next time you switch off the lights or shut down your computer you may be scoring points for your college in the Spring 2004 Energy Competition. The contest, which is sponsored by the Student Task force for Environmental Partnership and the Yale Utilities Department, pits the residential colleges and Old Campus dormitories against each »

Protestors question Baca Ranch investments

March 4, 2004 • 0
Chanting “What do we want? Disclosure!” and “Farallon has got to go,” over 60 concerned students, community members and alumni marched on the Yale Investment Office Wednesday afternoon. This protest, which follows the group’s last demonstration at 55 Whitney Ave. by less than a month, is the most recent aftershock from what the protestors described »

Conn. to work on better air quality

March 2, 2004 • 0
What was once California dreaming may soon become a Connecticut reality. Mayor John DeStefano, Jr. and the Connecticut Clean Cars Alliance hosted a public forum yesterday evening to discuss how to improve Connecticut air quality — specifically, by adopting the same emissions standards as California. The forum, which was attended by approximately 25 people, was »

Citizens meet to focus state on issues of environment

March 1, 2004 • 0
As many enjoyed the few hours of sunshine accompanying this weekend’s first glimpse of spring, a group of concerned New Haven citizens met to discuss how to put environmental issues at the forefront of Connecticut’s political agenda. Approximately 35 people met at City Hall on Saturday afternoon to strategize for the March 12 legislative hearing »

Med School to make labs better for environment

February 20, 2004 • 0
The upcoming improvements to the Sterling Hall of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine are providing an opportunity to explore potential standards for making laboratory renovations environmentally-friendly. The renovation of the third floor of the C wing of the hall, work which is slated to begin in April, will be used to develop a »

City commits to renewable energy plan

February 18, 2004 • 0
The city of New Haven will commit to purchasing 20 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2010, Mayor John DeStefano Jr. announced yesterday. New Haven is the first city in Connecticut to make this commitment, which follows the resolution passed by the New Haven Board of Aldermen last summer that committed the city »

Group allots ‘Green’ funds

February 12, 2004 • 0
Groups hoping to make the University a little “greener” and more environmentally sustainable got a boost late last week when the provost’s Advisory Committee on Environmental Management (ACEM) announced the projects receiving grants from the Yale Green Fund. The Green Fund, which was established by the provost’s office in the summer of 2002, has $1 »

Protest held vs. Colorado land deal

February 11, 2004 • 0
Students gathered yesterday outside of the Yale Investment Office to protest the University’s actions regarding the sale of its Baca Ranch investment property in Colorado and subsequent plan to donate the profits to the Nature Conservancy. Between 25 and 30 students representing several student organizations held a news conference outside of 55 Whitney Ave. where »

Students seek advice on renewable energy proposal

February 10, 2004 • 362
As dusk fell on Science Hill, a group of 10 met in the Forestry and Environmental School’s Sage Hall lounge to discuss ways to make the implementation of renewable energy a more attractive part of Yale’s future energy management. Students from Yale College and the environment school as well as members of energy nonprofit organizations, »

Nature org. to get land sale profits

January 29, 2004 • 0
Just over two years after Yale announced its intention to donate profits from the sale of a Colorado investment property to the Nature Conservancy, the sale will close, transferring the ownership of the Baca Ranch to the Nature Conservancy, an environmental group that focuses on conservation. Yale was an investor in the partnership that owned »

Environmental School appoints two new professors

January 13, 2004 • 0
The Forestry and Environmental Studies School continues to work towards filling the goals Dean Gustave Speth ’64 LAW ’69 set for the school when he was appointed to a second term last October. Two of Speth’s goals – making the environment school more global and strengthening its ties to Yale College and the rest of »