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.
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!
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Coalition Group Representative in YSEC: Gwen Wheeler
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, https://greeniesatyale.wixsite.com/green
or follow us on our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GREENatYale/
Yale Student Energy Association
Mission: To Increase public awareness about sustainable energy, its challenges, and its opportunities. Connect Yale students, lead energy ventures and enhance their potential. Accelerate student-led-initiatives and make Yale a leading player in energy initiatives of colleges and
universities. Capitalize on interdisciplinary majors, concentrations, and interests of students, to
envision and promote viable solutions to pressing energetic and environmental problems.
How to Join: Students who are interested in joining are reminded that the group has a 2 hour weekly
commitment to the group, and that attendance will be monitored and penalties enforced. Interested students can email or for more information. If you are interested in joining the club as a member, please fill out this form:
http://cglink.me/s34361. You will then be included in the membership mailing list with details for the weekly meeting links and information.
If you are interested to receive an energy newsletter about what is happening in the world of energy, our events, and other energy-related opportunities at Yale and beyond, feel free to subscribe to our newsletter by filling out this short form: http://cglink.me/s34717
YSEA Board + Contacts:
Vijjasena Sugiono, President, Email:
Thembi Gausi, Vice President, Email:
Juan Recoaro, Treasurer, Email:
Olivia Schlaepfer, Administrative Manager, Email:
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 2020-2021 academic year, our teachers are adapting to a virtual format by recording their lessons. Thanks to our partnership with Yale Pathways to Science and Mauro-Sheridan Interdistrict Magnet School, we can share our prerecorded lessons with students across the New Haven Public School District!
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: Nick Famularo, Adoma Addo, & Adriana Ballinger
Welfare Alliance (YAWA)
Environmental Education Collaborative (EECO)
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.