Sustainability

Food
Food prepared for the conference will be made from ingredients sourced locally and organic when possible. For information about sustainable agriculture and the Yale Sustainable Food Project, visit yale.edu/sustainablefood/index.html.

Conference Materials
Printed materials created for the conference will be limited and will be made with 100% post-consumer recycled paper stock and soy-based inks when available.

Carpool
We encourage all attendees to use public transportation or carpool to reach New Haven. A carpool sharing service is available for all participants. Visit rideshare.us to offer or request a ride to the conference (use code: 0651). Information about public transportation options can be found here.

CO2 Offsets
While there is no substitute for reducing the impact of any event or activity, CO2 offsets from the Yale Community Carbon Fund will be purchased to “offset” the emissions created by the activities at the conference and speaker travel. All funds will be used to provide local New Haven households with energy efficiency kits to reduce their energy consumption. Because 90% of the emissions associated with any event typically come from participant travel, attendees are encouraged to visit NativeEnergy to calculate and purchase offsets for emissions associated with their travel to and from the event.

Yale Sustainability
To learn more about clean energy and other sustainability efforts around Yale’s campus, visit the Office of Sustainability’s website at yale.edu/sustainability.