“It became clear to us that our colleagues and friends from F&ES, SOM, and other parts of Yale were already some of the most committed and influential thought leaders and change-makers in the field of sustainability,” Pineda said. “We felt that we needed a unique forum for Yale leaders to come together, share knowledge, experience, and best practice, and see how we could do more by knowing more about each others’ initiatives and offering each other support.”
Next month they’ll have their chance. More than 300 alumni, students, faculty, and outside experts will convene at Yale University Nov. 6-7 for the Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit
(YESS), a first-of-its-kind gathering that will tackle critical questions at the nexus of the world’s food, energy, and water systems.
Alumni and students from across the Yale community are invited to register here
for the conference, which is approaching maximum capacity.
The summit will kick off with a “fireside chat” featuring Tom Steyer
, president of NextGen Climate, and Yale President Peter Salovey
, followed by two days of panel discussions, talks, and networking opportunities. More than 60 speakers will participate, including Frances Beinecke
, former president of NRDC; Fred Krupp
, president of the Environmental Defense Fund; and former EPA Administrator William Reilly
. See here
the full list of speakers.
Organizers hope the summit will strengthen a multi-disciplinary network of Yale leaders in sustainability, create opportunities for collaboration, and increase the global impact of the alumni.