Introducing the Global Climate Action Coalition Coordinator for 2011-2012 : Amal Ga’al

November 14, 2011 at 7:39 pm 2 comments

Hello everyone! My name is Amal Ga’al and I’m the new Global Action Climate Coordinator for the Yale Office of Sustainability. I am a second year student and a prospective Global Affairs or Ethics, Politics and Economics major. I’m excited to be working on this initiative, because I strongly believe in the power of young people to bring about positive change and I hope that this forum will encourage and inspire us to take action on issues of environmental sustainability. Members of the coalition identify sustainability issues at their university and find innovative solutions. It is amazing how much students have accomplished: solar panel installations, energy-saving competitions, zero-waste events and other green initiatives!

This website has been on hiatus for some time, but it is back now! It will continue to serve as a space for coalition members to share experiences and best practices from their sustainability initiatives.  I will also be uploading online resources and learning opportunities that you may find helpful in implementing your projects and that are generally interesting.

Here’s to an active coalition and a meaningful learning experience!

I leave you with a quote from the late Wangari Maathai, Kenyan activist and Nobel laureate:

“It’s the little things citizens do. That’s what will make the difference. My little thing is planting trees. We need to promote development that does not destroy our environment.”


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sonia Marcus  |  November 14, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Good luck to you, Amal! On Twitter? Let us know.

    • 2. globalclimateaction  |  November 28, 2011 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you! Not currently on twitter, but I will let you know if that changes. Just checked out the Parlez-Vous Green Campus? site. C’est superbe! Je le partage avec mes collègues.


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