Sustainability Advisor for the International Festival of Arts and Ideas

Our New Haven office is the sustainability advisor and corporate contributor to the International Festival of Arts and Ideas. This 2-week event starting June 14th is a festival of performing arts, lectures, and conversations that celebrates the greatest artists and thinkers from around the world. Each year, the event takes over the theaters, open spaces, and courtyards of New Haven, Connecticut, attracting an attendance of more than 100,000 to the events. For the past two years, we have worked with Festival staff on measures to encourage recycling, water conservation, and transportation efficiency, as well as to help plan events featuring sustainability issues.

On June 21, Director Mark Loeffler will moderate a panel discussion entitled “Buildings Can Save the Planet” to explore the future for regenerative, climate-positive buildings that go beyond sustainability to actually sustaining and healing the environment. He will be joined by locally-based, but nationally prominent speakers including Yale architecture professor Michelle Addington, Yale sustainability director Virginia Chapman, dMASS founder Howard Brown, Skanska vice president Al Gogolin, Pickard Chilton principal Anthony Markese, and Assa Abloy sustainability director Aaron Smith.

Buildings Can Save the Planet
Saturday, June, 21st at 10:30am
Kroon Hall, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Yale University
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT