Launch Yale Blue Green Chapter in Colorado
14 APRIL 2019 | 3:00 - 5:00 PM
Join Samantha Lichtin ’16 and Michael Totten ‘72 for libations and lively discussion on the merits, means, and mission of starting a Colorado chapter of Yale Blue Green! All Elis interested in the sustainability space are invited Sunday, April 14, 3-5pm at the Wynkoop (1634 18th St, right across the street from Union Station + free street parking).
Yale Blue Green (YBG) is a recent initiative of the Yale Alumni Association (YAA), led and supported by Yale alumni to serve as a hub for thought leadership, collaborative action, lifelong learning, and social impact relating to the environment and sustainability. YBG is building a network of local chapters and a digital community through online programming, webinars, monthly calls, and social media. Chapters currently exist in New York City, Boston, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and London and are intended as an opportunity for alums living in major cities to connect with fellow Yalies where they live and work and to engage with environmental and sustainability issues that are unique to their area.
The official goal of YBG is to facilitate three levels of connection and community-building:
- Alumni-to-Alumni: organize sustainability-related civic projects, lectures, social events, outdoor excursions, advocacy efforts, etc
- Alumni-to-University: support (and instigate) the Yale Office of Sustainability and University sustainability efforts
- Alumni-to-the-World: support alums working on the frontlines who are building new organizations and institutions, and pioneering innovative approaches to public engagement and climate action
The real question we want to ask is what could (or should) Yale Blue Green look like in Colorado? What unique opportunities does the wealth of knowledge housed within the Yale network present? What value is there in explicitly convening our sustainability community locally, but also connecting with fellow Elis across the world.
Please RSVP to Samantha Lichtin, firstname.lastname@example.org