Featured Alum: Margo Mosher and SustainAbility

Greetings and salutations ones again, blog world! I’m back with, you guessed it, another recent FES alum doing something totally awesome. This time, I’ve got Margo Mosher, who works for a neat little sustainability think tank in NYC. During her time at FES, she spent a lot of time developing her vision for a perfect job and now she’s got it. Dreams do come true!

Forester's Go! Photo Competition Results Announced!

We sent our students on a mission over spring break to capture some beautiful photos and representing F&ES with their gear. Check out the amazing submissions we received!

Our winner was Nicholas Goldstein, who captured this stunning picture of fellow classmate Kelly Stoner at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

http://environment.yale.edu/news/article/foresters-go-photo-competition/

Featured Alum: Kavita Sharma and the United Nations

I recently caught up with Kavita Sharma (MEM ’12) to chat with her about her work with the UN. So many of you all are interested in working abroad after school, and Kavita is now in Geneva—and also doing international policy work, which so many of you are interested in—so I thought her advice and perspective would be helpful.

New Yale Sustainability Video

Our dean, Sir Peter Crane and FES alum, Frances Beinecke speak about Yale College’s efforts to become more sustainable under President Richard C. Levi’s leadership. Thought you all might enjoy!

http://news.yale.edu/videos/sustainability-yale-greening-blue

Google@Yale: Using Google Earth Engine for Research

A few weeks back, Yale F&ES hosted a team from Google to discuss opportunities for partnerships in advancing geo-technology. The event allowed attendees to work with Google Maps Engine and Google Earth Engine, and to get a first-hand view of the current state and future of Google’s leadership in spatial data analysis. An outstanding Master of Environmental Science student, Beth Tellman, shares her experience with this event, and how it relates to her own research.

Yale Project on Climate Change Communication reaches broad audiences

The next Forestry & Environmental Studies program that I want to introduce is the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication (YPCCC).  YPCCC is a center for both communication and a research.   In a nutshell, this project addresses the gap between science and society and aims to effectively communicate climate change science to societies in the United States and abroad.  F&ES students work as Research Assistants and collaborate with professors and key partners to conduct original research on public climate change awareness and perception.  The Research Assistants then design and test new strategies for raising social awareness and communication for climate change, as well as methods for engaging society in finding solutions for climate change adaptation.  In addition, YPCCC aims to work with educators and communicators to provide effective teaching tools…

FES Alum Camille Rebelo's balancing act is Mozambique

One FES alum following her dream to make a difference

At Yale, we are surrounded by professors and classmates who push and inspire us to be creative about how we overcome challenges in the world. Over the past few years, Yale and CBEY have focused this creativity towards using the power of business to create a better world.

But it isn’t everyday that we hear about recent graduates who have taken this message to heart and put into practice.

Recently, I spoke with Camille Rebelo, a 2007 graduate of the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. Like most of us, she was eager to use her new degree to make a difference. She took a job working in forestry and before long, in forest carbon markets…

Yale Team Wins at DOE Better Buildings Competition

7 Yale students participated in the Department of Energy’s Better Building 2nd annual competition this month, winning both categories they were entered in (Best Proposal, Energy Efficient Buildings Hub Case Study and Best Proposal, U.S. General Services Administration Case Study)! The competition “Challenges university teams to develop and present real-world business and technical solutions to cut energy waste and improve the efficiency commercial buildings across the country…and supports President Obama’s goal of cutting energy waste from homes and businesses in half over the next two decades, as announced in the State of the Union address.”

For the entire story, please see: http://apps1.eere.energy.gov/news/progress_alerts.cfm/pa_id=851…

Dean Crane Featured in New Haven Register

Dean Crane’s new book has been featured in the New Haven Register today!…

The Tropical Resources Institute at Yale

From Sarah:

Following Nemo’s frigid, uninvited arrival in New Haven (Nemo apparently didn’t see Punxsutawney Phil’s memo), I want to share warm thoughts with you about the Tropical Resources Institute (TRI). TRI is an interdisciplinary program within Yale F&ES. It aims to help students with funding and research tools for managing and conserving tropical resources. TRI provides research fellowships for students and assists students with research design, proposal development and field methods for projects in the tropics. It also helps connect students with local, in-country institutions. For example, students have teamed with organizations in Panama like PRORENA (Proyecto de Reforestacion con Especies Nativas) and Agua Salad Project. These organizations, along with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, in turn link students with local entities like the Panama Canal Authority, Panama’s…