Project Bright is Yale’s only undergraduate solar energy group.
We are project-based and aim to increase the amount of solar energy generated at Yale and in New Haven. Current projects include helping local food trucks go solar, advocating the use of solar on and off of Yale’s campus for truly 'green' transportation, partnering with San Francisco-based nonprofit RE-volv to install solar on New Haven nonprofits, and solarizing a building at Yale's Great Mountain Forest.
Education also serves as a core component of Project Bright’s mission, as we often research installation processes, make building assessments, host workshops that teach young students about solar energy and how to work with solar panels, and actually build our own solar-powered devices. Join us in making Yale and New Haven a little bit brighter!
Established in August 2018, GREEN is Yale’s first sustainability action group that strives to implement GREENer practices on campus. We've worked with Yale Dining, the Office of Sustainability, all 14 residential colleges, and student groups to achieve a number of exciting changes on campus, from transforming butteries to become more sustainable spaces to piloting a dishware-sharing program that eliminates the ubiquity of single-use disposables.
Our exciting work has been covered numerous times by the Yale Daily News and won Yale's first-ever Chun Challenge for Change, in which dozens of student groups pitched ideas to make positive changes on campus. Join us, and you'll be involved in championing long-lasting change that will transform the face of sustainability on campus for many years to come.
If you'd like to join us or have any questions, please shoot us an email or facebook message to find out more about how you can get involved.
or Facebook message us at our Facebook page, GREEN @ Yale
Leadership: Megan Ahern, Trini Kechkian and Victoria Lim
Coalition Group Representative in YSEC: Liam Muldoon
To find out more, please visit our website,
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Fossil Free Yale
Fossil Free Yale (FFY) is a grassroots student organization that fights to hold Yale accountable for its complicity in the climate crisis, demanding that Yale divest (sell their investments) immediately from fossil fuel companies and cancel its holdings in Puerto Rican debt. Recognizing that the planet and its most vulnerable people are actively suffering from the grave impacts of climate change, we leverage our power as students at Yale to join forces with the global struggle for climate justice. Building coalitions with Yale student organizations, alumni, professors, and New Haven activists, we use education, community-building, administrative engagement, protest, and direct action to fight for our precious future. Join us!
Yale Bee Space
Yale Bee Space is a student beekeeping and bee appreciation group. Our name comes from the term “bee space” coined by Yale alum L. L. Langstroth, the inventor of the modern Langstroth beehive, to describe the natural spacing between honeycomb layers in a hive. We aim to educate students about the practice of beekeeping and lead workshops related to bees, honey and derived products. In addition to caring for farmed bees, we hope to raise awareness and appreciation of wild American bees.
Environmental Education Collaborative (EECO)
Established in April of 2019, the Environmental Education Collaborative (EECO) is Yale’s first student organization dedicated solely to promoting place-based environmental education in the wider New Haven community. EECO hopes to inspire a generation of environmentally-conscious individuals both within New Haven and at Yale. To accomplish this, EECO aims to build strong relationships with local schools and community organizations by developing place-based curriculum and implementing sustained environmental education projects.
For the 2019-2020 academic year, we are looking to for eager teachers for our first ever partnership with a local New Haven school, as well as enthusiastic people who would like to be on the board and flesh out EECO's vision with the current leadership. Whether you have experience with program development/strategy, are an experienced teacher, or are completely new to environmental education, we'd be happy to have you!
If our mission excites you, please shoot us an email to find out more about how you can get involved.
Leadership & Coalition Group Representatives in YSEC: Victoria Lim & Nick Famularo
Welfare Alliance (YAWA)
The Yale Animal Welfare Alliance (YAWA) is Yale’s only group aimed at reducing animal suffering in every way we can. YAWA hopes to inspire individuals at Yale or otherwise to reduce their consumption of animal products and become aware of issues surrounding animal cruelty. To accomplish this, YAWA carries out both advocacy events as well as projects centered around promoting a plant-based and cruelty-free lifestyle. Yale Animal Welfare Alliance aims to improve conditions for animals worldwide by raising awareness, sparking conversation, and fostering a progressive, cruelty-free student community. We work with Yale dining to bring forth new sustainable food ideas and host a variety of speaker and advocacy events throughout the year. As part of YSEC, YAWA seeks to educate people on the connection between eating less meat and reducing one's carbon footprint. Join us in standing up for animals!
Contacts & Coalition Group Representatives in YSEC:
S4CD is a national bipartisan student group that aims to catapult a free market climate solution—specifically the Baker-Shultz Carbon Dividends plan—into the national spotlight and open the door to bipartisan climate action. We have generated an unprecedented coalition with student groups across the country, and we seek to mobilize students around this breakthrough climate solution.
In the 1990s, the three registered outing clubs at Yale - Yale Mountaineering Club, Yale Outdoors, and Forestry Outing Club - served students of all levels and abilities. In the spring of 2009, Yale Outdoors was reorganized into an umbrella organization in an effort to consolidate outdoor life at Yale. Today, Yale Outdoors serves all members of the Yale community and beyond, engaging in outdoor service, leading expeditions, and offering skill sessions.