EQUITY OF PLACE
NORTHEAST SUMMIT FOR A SUSTAINABLE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
From The Northeast Corridor Via Rail:
For attendees coming from Washington D.C., New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and other parts of New England with rail access, New Haven Union Station is serviced by Metro-North Railroad to and from Manhattan’s Grand Central Station and Harlem-125th Street Station, as well as Amtrak with easy access from all metropolitan areas in New England.
Outside The Northeast By Air, Flying Into Connecticut:
Summit attendees may wish to fly into Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Connecticut, or Tweed New Haven Airport in New Haven, Connecticut. Compare the length of the itinerary to flying into New York City. Shuttle service from Bradley is available through CT Limo; the Amtrak train from the Windsor Locks Station to New Haven Station is another option. Attendees may take a taxi or Lyft from Tweed New Haven Airport to the conference location.
Outside The Northeast By Air, Flying Into New York Or New Jersey:
If you are traveling from outside the Northeast corridor, flying into one of New York City’s three airports – JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark may be the shortest form of travel. Shuttles are available through CT Limo. Please keep in mind that if you fly through New York City, you should reserve at least three and a half hours between arrival time and the start of the event.
Omni New Haven Hotel
155 Temple St
Block rate is $189 per night.
TRANSPORTATION IN NEW HAVEN
From Union Station:
We recommend using a taxi or a Lyft to get to your hotel after dark. Taxis are available at the main entrance of the station. If you choose to make the 15min walk, we recommend crossing Union Ave and heading North towards State Street, and turning left on George Street. There is also a free CT Transit Shuttle to downtown on weekdays every 20 minutes. The Yale Shuttle also serves the train station.
To the summit from the hotel:
New Haven is a small walkable city. The summit is a 20 minute walk from your hotel. We recommend walking to the summit, but other options are taking a Lyft, a taxi, or the Yale Shuttle. We recommend walking in groups after dark.
PARKING IN NEW HAVEN
We encourage the use of public transportation and carpooling.
Registrants will receive a link to a website to organize carpooling.
You can register for a parking spot in Pierson Sage Parking Garage on the registration page.
Metered Parking on Prospect Street between Sachem and Edwards has no time limit.
You can reserve a spot in a nearby paid parking garage here.
DINNER IN NEW HAVEN
We are not providing you dinner to give you a chance to go out and experience our foodie city! New Haven is best known for its apizza or "ahbeets". The most famous pizzerias on Wooster Street, Pepe's and Sally's, will have a long wait. Pepe's white clam pizza consistently gets ranked as the best pizza in the US. Modern Apizza on upper State Street will also have a wait, but it is bigger, and the wait isn't as long. The other pizza option is BAR that does a more modern, hip version of New Haven pizza and they take reservations, and brew their own beer. They are known for their mashed potato bacon pie. New Haven is also the site of the first hamburger, Louis' Lunch. They cook their patties in the original cast iron grills and no condiments allowed. There will also be a line to get in and they don't have much seating, but they are open until 2am. One of our favorite places to eat is Miya's Sushi, home of the James Beard nominee and White House Champion of Change, Bun Lai. He specializes in innovative and sustainable sushi including an invasives menu. There are numerous other exceptional restaurants in New Haven, and we recommend making reservations for Friday and Saturday nights, if possible. Here are some more recommendations, Olmo, Soul de Cuba, Zinc, Shell and Bones, olea, Roia, Prime 16, Heirloom, August, and L'Orcio.
GREEN EVENT CERTIFICATIONS
Organizing an event with sustainability in its name demands concrete action from the organizers. The CTGBC and Connecticut Collaborative take this commitment seriously.
Platinum-certified Yale Green Event
Zero-Waste Event with the help of Koffee Katering
Signatory, Events Industry Council’s “Sustainability Pledge”
Voluntary offset of event-related emissions through the Yale Community Carbon Fund
Additionally, we’ve taken the following steps in planning:
Promoting carpooling, biking, and public transportation
Limiting printing, reusing materials, and printing double-sided where possible
Printing on recycled paper with soy based or recycled inks.
Selecting local food, beer, and wine
Finally, we would like to encourage all attendees to offset the carbon generated in their travel. Below are resources which automatically calculate your emissions. In most cases, the suggested donation is around $10 or less: