Researchers at Yale and George Mason University released a report entitled “Global Warming’s Six Americas.” The report states that American beliefs about global warming fall under six major categories: Alarmed (18%), Concerned (33%), Cautious (19%), Disengaged (12%), Doubtful (11%), and Dismissive (7%). For more information about the research, click here.
If you haven’t already been reading “Yale Environment 360,” Yale’s environmental e-zine about global environmental issues, you should check it out. The e-zine received two awards this month, the Yale Daily News reports. Treehugger.com awarded e360 “Best New Science Site,” and the e-zine was named an Official Honoree in the Webby Awards “Best Science Site” and “Best Site for Copy/Writing” categories. Check out the YDN’s article about the e-zine and the awards here, or visit the site itself at http://e360.yale.edu/.
Check out the new video released by the Yale Office of Public Affairs, “Environment and Sustainability at Yale,” featured on Yale’s home page (www.yale.edu)!
The Environmental Film Festival will feature the following films Friday – Sunday. For further information about the films and viewing locations, visit http://environment.yale.edu/film/Films.html.
10:00 am: Shorts Program I: Urbanization and Land Use
12:30 pm: Fuel
4:00 pm: Crude
7:30 pm: Trouble the Water
10:00 am: Milking the Rhino
1:00 pm: Earth Days
4:30 pm: The Garden
7:30 pm: Sharkwater
10:00 pm: Shorts Program II: Effy After Dark
10:00 am: I Am Because We Are
1:00 pm: Earth
3:30 pm: Ice Bears of the Beaufort
3:30 pm: The Queen of Trees
6:30 pm: Saving Luna
Kicking off the Environmental Film Festival tomorrow (April 16th) is a screening of Food, Inc. at 7 pm at Criterion Cinema (86 Temple St.).
Below is a description of the film from the Environmental Film Festival’s website (http://environment.yale.edu/film/Films.html)
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that’s been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. Featuring Eric Schlosser (“Fast Food Nation”), Michael Pollan (“The Omnivore’s Dilemma”) along with forward thinking social entrepreneurs like Stonyfield Farm’s Gary Hirshberg and Polyface Farms’ Joel Salatin, FOOD, INC. reveals surprising — and often shocking truths — about what we eat, how it’s produced, who we have become as a nation and where we are going from here.
Mark your calendar: the 2009 Environmental Film Festival at Yale will take place from April 16 to 19. This festival, sponsored by the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, will feature documentaries and short films, as well as conversations with filmmakers, panel discussions and workshops that will explore issues raised in the films. For a list of the featured films or for more information, visit http://environment.yale.edu/film/Home.html
Sustainability is the topic of the Peabody’s next temporary exhibition, Sustainable Choices. The exhibition will be up until August 23, 2009. For more information, visit http://www.peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/sustainable.html.