Episode 302: Common Ground

Original Airdate: 
Monday, October 3, 2011 - Sunday, October 9, 2011
Next Airdate: 
Monday, April 20, 2015 - Sunday, April 26, 2015

When you think of Yale University you probably don't think farming. That's because you haven't heard about the Yale Sustainability Food Project. As Adam discovered, students grow food on a one acre plot on the Yale campus. Yale students are learning about sustainability in a way that you can't learn in a classroom. Meanwhile Jordan visits the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. She tours their new building built sustainably...as you can imagine!

Then, remember the movie "Back to the Future" where they used garbage to fuel the car? That time is here! Well, maybe not completely...but we found a guy in Connecticut who turns used cooking oil into biodiesel to use in vehicles AND to run a power plant! He wanted to do something with all the used grease his restaurant was throwing out...now it's a green business of its own. Adam checks it out.

Then, Summer Camp?...what a great time, right?! In this story Jordan visits a summer camp at a unique location, complete with high school counselors. It's called Common Ground and you can find it in New Haven, Connecticut. It's an environmental camp in the Summer and a charter high school in the Fall. They're teaching and preparing the environmental leaders of the future!