Welcome to YDS Sustainability, a Divinity School resource for sharing progress and opportunities as we aspire each day to learn, live, and lead more responsibly into the future. We take seriously the ecological, social, and economic challenges ever-present in our world; and we seek to turn our gifts into good examples that will support our communities and guide our graduates. 

Join us for Nourish New Haven, September 19-20, 2014, the first major event for the Divinity School’s year-long theme of “Building Sustainable Community.” Explore opportunities to learn and live responsibly.  See our progress and new initiatives, from composting practices to innovative classes to climate change awareness. Become involved.

From the 2013-2016 YDS Sustainability Action Plan:

The Church and world need theological institutions to respond to our ecological, economic, and social challenges by articulating a vision that speaks to Christian values, other world religions, and modern science. By drawing on partnerships with the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, The Forum on Religion and Ecology, the Institute of Sacred Music, Berkeley Divinity School, Yale’s Office of Sustainability and other Yale and New Haven neighbors, YDS aims to be at the forefront of theological institutions enacting sustainable practices that promote social and ecological flourishing now and in the future. Read more here.


August 17, 2014
Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe November 7-9, 2014 Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT     Please join The Forum on Religion and...
July 31, 2014
Nourish New Haven returns, September 19-20, 2014, with the spirit of community collaboration for food justice and sustainability. Through Greater-Yale and Greater-New Haven...
April 22, 2014
Earth Day featured a student-led Marquand service with reflections from professors Mary Evelyn Tucker and Fred Simmons.  The Divinity School also announced the 2013-2016 YDS...