|This logo can be found on the website for the first Yale Sustainability Summit, to be held March 31-April 4.
Summit to focus on ways
to make campus ‘greener’
Actions the University has already taken to become a “greener” campus and work that has yet to be done
will be discussed during the first Yale Sustainability Summit taking place Monday-Friday,
March 31-April 4.
The summit, designed to encourage dialogue about sustainability initiatives on
campus, will feature a series of department-sponsored events, a Sustainability
Fair and a panel discussion on “The Role of Universities in Advancing Sustainability.”
The departmental events being offered on March 31 and April 1 include the following:
• A series of information sessions and demonstrations of Yale’s new
Zipcar car-sharing program, hosted by Holly Parker, director of sustainable transportation
systems, and Erin Sturgis-Pascale, a senior administrative assistant in the Office
of Parking and Transportation. Sessions will take place on March 31 at 10 a.m.
on Audubon Street; 8 a.m. on April 1 on James Street; and 2 p.m. on April 1 on Cedar Street. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• A presentation about Yale’s new Sustainable Event Standards by the
Yale Sustainable Food Project at 4:30 p.m. on April 1 in Bowers Auditorium of
Sage Hall, 205 Prospect St. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
• A presentation on the greening of Hunter 6, the Department of Dermatology’s
research space, by architect Michael Schrier on April 1 at 8:30 a.m. in the Beeson
Library, Hunter 6, 15 York St. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A discussion and tour of LEED-certified medical laboratory renovations
led by Virginia Chapman, director of construction and renovation for the School
of Medicine, on April 1 at 1:30 p.m. Meet in the Sterling Hall of Medicine rotunda,
333 Cedar St. For information, contact email@example.com.
• A screening of the documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” hosted
by the Office of Procurement, 2-4 p.m. on April 1 in the Peabody Museum Auditorium,
170 Whitney Ave. For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A discussion with architects involved in the design of the Amistad Building
and an overview of sustainability at Yale in the Amistad Building auditorium,
10 Amistad St. For information, contact email@example.com.
Representatives from a variety of enterprises that provide sustainable products — including
green procurement vendors, local farmers, representatives of renewable energy
businesses, and individuals concerned with new transportation alternatives — will
talk about their offerings at the Yale Sustainability Fair, which takes place
on Thursday, April 3, in the Presidents Room of Woolsey Hall, corner of College
and Grove streets. The fair is open to the entire Yale community.
Julie Newman, director of Yale’s Office of Sustainability, will moderate
a panel discussion with sustainability directors from other schools about how
universities can contribute to the creation of a more sustainable planet. This
event will take place on Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in Rosenfeld Hall (corner of Grove
and Temple streets; use Temple St. entrance).
During the Yale Sustainability Summit, awards will be presented to one individual
and one campus group whose efforts have advanced Yale’s commitment to sustainability.
More details on the summit can be found at www.yale.edu/sustainability/summit
or by contacting Sara Smiley Smith, an organizer of the event, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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