Last year, we launched the Yale Environmental Dialogue with an aim of injecting new energy and fresh thinking into the national conversation about sustainability. It’s been a busy year.
We’ve talked with economists in Atlanta, students in Arizona, and policymakers in Congress — asking everyone to share their Big Ideas for achieving a sustainable future. We’ve been encouraged by these conversations and struck by how eager most of us are to move beyond partisan divides and develop the workable solutions we need to ensure a healthy future for ourselves and the planet. We’re entering 2020 with renewed optimism, ready to keep the dialogue going, and looking forward to hearing more of your Big Ideas!
If we really want to tackle environmental challenges, we must confront a difficult reality: people most affected by pollution and environmental degradation often aren’t included in the conversation, and that includes people in communities of color across the U.S. Making sure that everyone has a seat at the table will require us to rethink how we communicate about the environment, says Thomas Easley, assistant dean of community and inclusion at YSE. In this episode, Easley speaks with Michael Twitty, a student retention specialist at the New Haven Adult & Continuing Education Center. Together, they are trying to bring together students from each of their schools to take the idea of environmental justice from abstract concept to real actions achievable in their communities.
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A practical, bipartisan call to action from the world’s leading thinkers on the environment and sustainability was published by Yale University Press in October 2019.
Daniel Esty recently took the #YaleEnvironmentalDialogue to the West Coast, at events at @THSEA in Seattle and the @cwclub in San Francisco. Esty shared some "big ideas" from #ABetterPlanet, available now from @yalepress. https://t.co/7UrCb17YQZ pic.twitter.com/cCDmyyepUK— Yale F&ES (@YaleFES) February 19, 2020
A new stewardship ethic: @Yale's Os Schmitz and Eleanor Sterling of @AMNH discuss conservation strategies that make humans part of — and not separate from — nature, in the #YaleEnvironmentalDialogue podcast https://t.co/6zsFY0bASM #40BigIdeas #ABetterPlanet pic.twitter.com/oM43DVzmzO— Yale F&ES (@YaleFES) January 14, 2020
'Urbanization is changing the face of the planet, literally.' @YaleFES's Karen Seto is using satellite imagery to find out what urban growth is doing to the planet. https://t.co/Wxs89Oo38e via @yalealumnimag #YaleEnvironmentalDialogue #40BigIdeas pic.twitter.com/saQ6d0b5xz— Yale F&ES (@YaleFES) January 6, 2020
“Although people of color in the United States face elevated risk from environmental harms… their voices are often neglected in important discussions about environmental policy. In many cases, they simply aren’t at the table.” Thomas Easley writes: https://t.co/GD8rkvh7do— Yale Environment 360 (@YaleE360) March 17, 2020
The 'Climate Kids’ litigation lost, but it changed the #climatechange conversation. Paul Rink writes @hartfordcourant on the impact of Juliana v. U.S. https://t.co/3VVuXwZjlB— Yale F&ES (@YaleFES) February 4, 2020
Also hear Rink w @YaleLawSch's Doug Kysar on #YaleEnvironmentalDialogue podcast https://t.co/ub5LD1lzzX pic.twitter.com/lKU16jP8Sl
Check out this Q&A about changing peoples' perceptions of the climate with Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of Yale's Climate Change Communication program and contributor to the book A Better Planet. @YaleFES @HarvardBiz https://t.co/94KzmqTZUI— Yale Univ Press (@yalepress) January 27, 2020
Decarbonising depends on driving innovation with incentives that engage the world’s clean energy generation, says David Etsy, an environmental lawyer at Yale University #OpenFuture https://t.co/g2fbW7Ro25— The Economist (@TheEconomist) December 15, 2019