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Volume 11 Number 4, April 2008

Sustainability

Reduce the Environmental Impact of Your Next Event

As part of Yale’s commitment to creating a sustainable campus, the university has developed Sustainable Event Guidelines which will help you reduce the environmental impact of events held on campus.

The new program, developed jointly by the Office of Sustainability, Yale Recycling, the Yale Sustainable Food Project (YSFP), Yale Catering, and Yale Procurement, provides event planners and organizers with a set of practical steps that can be taken to “green” an event. Depending on the number of prescribed actions that are incorporated into an event, it is awarded a gold, silver, or bronze rating. Events achieving a gold, silver, or bronze rating will be highlighted on the Office of Sustainability web site.

If you have any questions about these guidelines, please contact Bob Ferretti at the Office of Sustainability.

 

Yale Sustainability Fair, April 3

Business Managers may wish to attend the The Yale Sustainability Fair April 3, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the President’s Room in Woolsey Hall to learn more about products and practices being adopted by other departments. This celebratory event will highlight a variety of sustainable resources including green procurement vendors, local farms, renewable energy representatives, new transportation alternatives and much more. 

The fair is part of the first Yale Sustainability Summit taking place during the week of March 31. Yale’s Office of Sustainability has organized this series of internally-focused events to encourage a greater dialogue about sustainability initiatives on campus. In addition to the fair, there will be departmental events such as tours of LEED certified laboratory space and featured speakers from other prominent institutions.

For a complete listing of events please visit the summit website.