FES Doctoral Research Presentations – This Friday!

Hey, if you’re interested in what our doctoral candidate friends at FES are doing, you should come watch them give their presentations this Friday, February 29th, 2008. Names in bold below are also RAs here at the Office of Sustainability!

Here is the e-mail that was sent out to FES students:

Yale FES Doctoral Students: 

Save the date! Your peers are presenting their inspiring and
interesting research on Friday, February 29, 2008 in Bowers

As fellow doctoral students, you are highly encouraged to attend the
conference and represent on behalf of the doctoral student body.

At FES, PhD students get very few organized opportunities to mix and
mingle. Please support the FES doc student research community and come
to the *entire* conference. We offer free food and drinks throughout
the day to keep your energy high!

To top off a wonderful day of student talks, we are lucky to have Dr.
Shahid Naeem, an ecologist from Columbia University, as our keynote
speaker. The title of his talk is “”Is sustainable development
feasible in an age of mass extinction?”

The full schedule is available on our website:

And a shortened version is here:

8:45 am Breakfast
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Environmental Quality and Management Panel
Katrina Jessoe, Keita Ebisu, Heather Clark, and Weslynne Ashton
10:45 am Ecology Panel
Daniel Piotto, Brandon Barton, Manja Holland, and Holly Jones
12 noon Lunch
1:15 pm Economics and Policy Panel
Juliana Wang, Sara Smiley Smith, Yaniv Stopnitzky, and Graeme Auld
2:45 pm Biogeochemistry and Water Panel
Diana Karwan, Maura Bozeman, Jason Rauch, and Becca Barnes
4:30 pm Keynote address, Dr. Shahid Naeem
5:30 pm Reception

Please feel free to email conference organizers Kim
(kimberly.carlson@yale.edu) and Jonathan
(jonathan.richardson@yale.edu) with any questions!


Apply Now – Summer ’08 Sustainability Exchange!

The Office of Sustainability is sending 2-3 students on a 6 to 8-week Sustainability Internship to the Australian National University or Oxford University this Summer!

Students will work closely with professionals at each of the universities to support the development and implementation of campus sustainability projects. Selected students will live in on-campus housing and work in the respective sustainability related offices for the duration of the program.

The internship is unpaid, but the hosting university will provide on-campus housing, and the Office of Sustainability will provide a $3,000  stipend for food and travel expenses.

Interested applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and 250-word essay describing how this opportunity fits into their studies.  Application deadline is Friday, February 29th, 2008!

Please send applications to Julie Newman at julie.newman@yale.edu .

For more information on this internship opportunity, click here.

The New Kroon Building and Green Design

This lecture series is coming up and will be quite informative. Take this opportunity to learn about this important piece of our sustainable campus. Below you’ll find the info. on the first few lectures.

Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
Lecture Series

February – April 2008
Thursday, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. *unless noted otherwise
Bowers Auditorium

The Challenges and Opportunities of Going Green: The Case of Kroon Hall

This lecture series will create an educational forum for dialogue and exchange regarding the decision to create a sustainably designed facility using Kroon Hall at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies as a case study. The lecture series will inform students, faculty, staff, and the public on the challenges and processes when a university decides to go green. This series will further reveal how this decision helped transform the school and the university, and how the building’s design seeks to set new sustainability standards.

Designing an Environmental Agenda through the Built Environment
Thursday, Febraury 7: Dean Gus Speth, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

The Transformative Potential of Going Green
Thursday, February 14: Professor Stephen Kellert, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Designing Green: The Building and Its Landscape
Thursday, February 21 (5:00 – 7:00 PM): Panel – Mike Taylor, Director, Hopkins Architects; Mark Simon, Partner, Centerbrook Architects; Laurie D. Olin, Founding Partner, Olin Partnerships & Cricket Brien, Associate, Olin Partnerships

The Building – Mike Taylor and Mark Simon, 5:00 – 6:00 PM

The Landscape – Laurie Olin and Cricket Brien, 6:00 – 7:00 PM