Our Projects

The Green Fleet Project

Project Head: Michael Adeyi

The Green Fleet Project is a proposed initiative to reduce the carbon footprint of Yale’s vehicle fleet by having the University’s electric vehicles run off solar power. A small team of students led by Project Chair Michael Adeyi is being finalized, and current members are split into two teams, one focusing on electric vehicles and the other focusing on solar panels. Teams are currently conducting preliminary research into the makeup of the Yale fleet and potential sites for a solar array on campus. The Directors of the Yale Fleet and the Energy Management department have expressed enthusiasm and support for the project, so the team is energized and committed to creating as thorough a proposal as possible.

If you're interested in our project, you're welcome to join our project team! If you would like to get involved or have questions, please email the project head (michael.adeyi@yale.edu) and he will get back to you shortly.

Environmental Humanities

Project Head: Anna Wilkinson

The "Environmental Humanities and Storytelling project" has two main heads: the environmental art magazine and the thrift store. For the environmental art magazine, we are announcing the opening of submissions very soon, and those will be due December 2. Submissions include poetry, short fiction, short nonfiction, art, photography — all intersectional art forms that deal either directly or indirectly with the speaker's relationship to the environment or the human's role in the "natural world." These submissions will be compiled into a physical short magazine that will be available at the YCC climate summit in February. For the thrift store, we are currently looking to partner with the Slifka Center's sustainability fellowship and possibly open a pop-up shop for a couple days at the end of the semester. All items would be $1.

If you're interested in our project, you're welcome to join our project team! If you would like to get involved or have questions, please email the project head (anna.wilkinson@yale.edu) and he will get back to you shortly.

SustainabiliTEAs

Project Head: Sophie Latham

The sustainabiliTeas project is a series of college teas on the themes of environmentalism and sustainability to introduce new conversations to campus and get more people involved. We are working with the college sustainability liaisons to invite speakers of all kinds to campus. This semester, we will be co-hosting a tea in Hopper; in the Spring, we're holding one in Davenport  with John Battles, a climate and forest fires expert who will be discussing fires in the American west specifically. 

We are always open to ideas of people you would like to see come to campus! We also welcome you to  join the project team. You'd be helping us to conduct outreach both to speakers and to students. 

If you have questions please email the project head (sophie.latham@yale.edu) and she will get back to you shortly.