Welcome to Yale Divinity School Sustainability
YDS Strategic plan completed!
With enormous amounts of help, the 2013-2016 YDS strategic plan has been drafted. A committee of students, faculty and staff at the Divinity School, under the authority of the YDS director of Business and Administration, met on a bi-weekly basis for two months to complete the project. The YDS plan was written in conjunction with similar simultaneous processes in other schools and divisions of the University. Sub-groups and a form of the at-large committee will continue the work of implementing the plan over the years. For more information, see the Action Planning page or email firstname.lastname@example.org
YDS Sustainability Team collects reusable mugs to reduce waste at coffee hour
We collected 45 mugs over a 5 day period in the YDS common room. Most donations came in in the first 2 days. It is estimated that presently we have enough mugs to continue offering coffee hours with very little waste from disposed items. If you have any more mugs that you would like to donate, or if you have questions related to the mug drive, contact email@example.com
Welcome to new sustainability coordinator Jordan Conerty!!
Jordan Conerty is a first-year Divinity school student. Before studying at Yale he completed his undergraduate studies in Religion, Political Science, and Geography at Augustana College in Illinois. An Eagle Scout with a love of everything outdoors, Jordan has spent time working with the Boy Scouts in the Florida Keys as an outdoor educator and chaplain. Currently Jordan is applying his interest in faith and ecology as an assistant sustainability coordinator to help improve the Divinity school’s focus on intentional community building and design. Jordan looks up to Wendell Berry and Bill McKibben as his favorite environmental thinkers and enjoys listening to music and brewing beer in his free firstname.lastname@example.org
2013-2014 Modlet Installation in the Sterling Divinity Apartments
With the help of many students and staff members, nearly every Sterling Divinity apartment has had their modlets installed. In order to monitor their own energy use, residents must set up user accounts here. using that account information, residents can log in to www.mymodlet.com at any time to see how much energy they have saved!
photo courtesy of ThinkEco inc. Click Here for original location.
With the beginning of a new school year, YDS is renewing its commitment to environmental sustainability with an improved & continuing energy saving project. As part of Yale Divinity School's ongoing sustainability initiatives, we have obtained funding in partnership with the Yale Office of Sustainability to re-install and a new technology in Bellamy, Curtis, and Fisher Hall with the goal of reducing our energy consumption. Those who lived in the Sterling Divinity Apartments last school year are already familiar with a previous incarnation of the program.
The technology is called a modlet (short for “modern outlet”), and has been developed in part by several Yale graduates with a company called ThinkEco, Inc. The modlet plugs directly into your existing wall outlet, and monitors and controls the energy consumption of your plugged-in devices. The modlet's built in smarts allow it to wirelessly communicate with your PC through an Internet-connected gateway unit. ThinkEco's web-based software allows you and YDS Sustainability to view regular energy consumption patterns, and keep track of your savings! YDS is collecting data on an aggregate (by building & floor) rather than individual level.