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The Yale-Myers Forest is one of seven forest properties owned by the University throughout New England. The 7,840-acre forest has been managed for over 80 years by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies as a multiple-use, working forest, and is integral to the school's instruction and research. It is one of the largest privately held and professionally managed forest parcels in the region and is Yale's largest physical possession.

Promoting the Greening of 'The Blue'

Yale is committed to being a leader not only in its environmental programs, but in its day-to-day practices as well.

Yale Green Fund

In October 2002, President Richard C. Levin and Provost Alison Richard announced the establishment of a $1 million "Yale Green Fund," which will be used over the next three years to support environmental initiatives on campus.

"Raising additional funds for this effort will be an institutional priority," Richard said. "The $1 million will enable us to make a good start."

The "Yale Green Fund" will finance environmental activities proposed by the Provost's Advisory Committee on Environmental Management (ACEM), which was established in the fall of 2001 and includes faculty, staff and undergraduate, graduate and professional school students.

ACEM has proposed a set of environmental principles that have been adopted by the University with the support of the Yale Corporation and the approval of the President and the Provost.

The committee has also identified both long- and short-term projects designed to strengthen, promote and measure the effectiveness of environmental initiatives at the University.

'Green' F&ES Facility

Plans are underway to build a new home for the School of Forestry & Environmental Sciences (F&ES), which would bring the school's entire program into one interconnected complex that provides an inspirational model of environmental and sustainable design.

The linchpin of the complex would be a new "green" facility that would provide adequate and modern space, be a model of energy conservation and efficiency, and employ systems for efficient waste management while restoring the ecology of the surrounding area.

In addition to its plans for a "green" complex, Yale has built a new Environmental Science Center, which was dedicated in the fall of 2002 (see story, page 1). The building represents the first phase of a $1 billion science initiative on campus.

Sustainable Forestry

The University also is taking a leadership role in management of the Yale-Myers Forest, which is operated by F&ES. Yale has been awarded certification by two internationally recognized accrediting agencies after an audit last fall determined that the school's management of the 7,840-acre tract in northeastern Connecticut is exemplary.

The auditors said the Yale-Myers Forest exceeded standards in the protection and management of special sites, in the protection of water quality, and in managing visual impacts of harvesting and other forest operations.

Recycling Initiative

Yale's first efforts in recycling began in 1970 with a group of environmentally conscious undergraduates. In 1991, a formal University-wide recycling program was established. Last year alone, Yale students and staff recycled more than 1,100 tons of items, including 523 tons of paper, 364 tons of cardboard and 125 tons of cans and bottles.


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