Tunes for Trees – Plant Trees with iTunes!

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If you buy music on iTunes, definitely check out tunesfortrees.com .

This little LLC is a partner with iTunes and works with organizations around the globe to plant trees – especially ones close to the equator, which are purportedly better carbon sinks.

The cost is no different, you just have to use http://www.tunesfortrees.com/ to seek out the songs you want to buy.

Give it a try!

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President Levin’s Sustainability Speech in Copenhagen

On Monday, January 21, Yale’s own President Levin gave a speech on Sustainability at the University of Copenhagen entitled, “Leading by Example: Creating a Sustainable Campus.”

Click Here or on the image of President Levin to watch the speech.

For the University of Copenhagen’s main website,  click here.

Robin Chase Master’s Tea!

Got the winter blues? Looking to get out for a bit? Come to a master’s tea with Robin Chase,

4:00 Wednesday February 6 at the Trumbull College master’s office.

Robin will speak to her extensive experience reforming the American transportation system. The event is the first in a series of master’s teas organized around the theme of “Innovating Sustainability”, and is sponsored by Trumbull College, Sustainable Commuting, and the Office of Sustainability.

Robin Chase is founder and CEO of GoLoco, an online ridesharing community. GoLoco helps people quickly arrange to share car trips of all lengths between trusted friends, neighbors, and colleagues, and handles online payments from passengers to drivers for their share of the trip costs. GoLoco’s innovative combination of social networks and online payment systems recasts how we think about car travel, making it a time for socializing and with a new emphasis on trip efficiency, in order to reduce per passenger costs.

Robin is founder and former CEO of Zipcar, the largest carsharing company in the world. Zipcar’s use of the Internet and wireless technology enables rental cars to emulate personal cars. Zipcar’s disruptive technology gives its members on-demand access to cars by-the-hour, revolutionizing people’s relationship to their cars and improving the quality of urban life for all.

Robin also founded and leads Meadow Networks, a consulting firm, where she is frequently consulted by transportation and planning departments, city and state government agencies, and NGOs about wireless and mesh networking applications in the transportation sector, and impacts on innovation and economic development. She served on the Boston Mayor’s Wireless Task Force, and the Governor-elect’s Transportation Transition Working Committee.

Robin lectures widely and has been frequently featured in the major media including the Today Show, The New York Times, National Public Radio, Wired, Newsweek and Time magazines, as well as several books on entrepreneurship. She has received many awards, including the Massachusetts Governor’s Award for Entrepreneurial Spirit, Start-up Woman of the Year, Business Week’s top 10 designers, Fast Company’s Fast 50 Champions of Innovation, technology and innovation awards from Fortune, CIO, and Info World Magazines, and numerous environmental awards from national, state, and local governments and organizations.

Robin graduated from Wellesley College and MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and was a Harvard University Loeb Fellow. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband and three children.

President Levin Engages in Sustainability Debate: Submit Your Own Video Questions

 

On Monday, January 21st in Copenhagen, Yale’s President Richard Levin will be giving a speech entitled “Leading by Example: Creating a Sustainable Campus,” which will be followed by a debate in the University of Copenhagen’s Ceremonial Hall.

Anyone can submit video questions for President Levin, a selection of which will be shown at the debate and all of which will be posted on the University of Copenhagen’s Website, barring inappropriate submissions.

Shortly after the event, a webcast of the debate will be available on the University of Copenhagen’s website.

President Levin’s speech is the first in a series of public climate-lectures at the University of Copenhagen in the run up to the UN conference on climate change in 2009.

Click Here for the University of Copenhagen‘s page.

Read more about President Levin’s initiatives on climate change:

If you would like to submit

your YouTube question

to President Levin – click here.