Statement of Environmental Policy

As faculty, staff, and students of the Yale School of the Environment, we affirm our commitment to responsible stewardship of the environment of our School, our University, the city of New Haven, and the other sites of our teaching, research, professional, and social activities.

In the course of these activities, we shall strive to:
  • reduce our use of natural resources;
  • support the sustainable production of the resources we must use by purchasing renewable, reusable, recyclable, and recycled materials;
  • minimize our use of toxic substances and ensure that unavoidable use is in full compliance with federal, state, and local environmental regulations;
  • reduce the amount of waste we generate and promote strategies to reuse and recycle those wastes that cannot be avoided; and
  • restore the environment where possible.

Each member of the School community is encouraged to set an example for others by serving as an active steward of our environment.
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