Thank you for helping to make YESS a reality! The first-ever Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit would not have been possible without you, and we as the organizers are so grateful for your attendance and support.

As we reflect on this incredible gathering, please take a moment to give us feedback through this short survey. We value your input and your responses will help us to improve the attendee experience for future summits.

To catch up on live-streamed YESS sessions, please view the recordings here

For YESS highlights via social media, please see our Storify timeline

To connect with other attendees, view the YESS Kumu Network Map

For more information on staying connected to the Yale Alumni environment & sustainability community, please email yalebluegreen@gmail.com

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Conference Overview

How will our planet provide food, energy, and water for a growing population and as our climate changes? Can we develop more sustainable systems for producing and distributing food; drive towards lower carbon and GHG intensity in our economies; and effectively manage our increasingly scarce fresh water supplies and fragile ecosystems? How can efficiency and innovation help reduce our impact—while increasing our well-being? Can we scale up promising technologies and conservation practices to unlock unprecedented business and environmental opportunities?

As scientists, business executives, policy makers and practitioners grapple with these questions at the nexus between Food-Energy-Water, Yale is in a position to lead.  The premiere Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit (YESS) will engage University alumni, faculty, staff and students – as well as outside experts, practitioners and scholars – to tackle these topics in the first annual conference of its kind at Yale.  This highly interactive event is designed to build a thriving multi-disciplinary network of Yale leaders in sustainability, enhancing our collaboration and our impact.

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