Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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Yale University
PAE-15: Employee Sustainability Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Total number of people employed by the institution:
9,085

Program name (1st program) :
Sustainability Leaders

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
9,085

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

The Yale Sustainability Leaders are staff volunteers who collaborate with the Office of Sustainability to create sustainable workplaces throughout campus. The Sustainability Leaders spend a few hours each month to educate their co-workers about the importance and ease of adopting sustainable office practices including waste reduction and recycling efforts, energy conservation measures, and green purchasing.

Sustainability Leaders are now forming “Green Teams” within their offices and departments with the goal of encouraging broader participation and facilitating the transition to a more sustainable work environment.

All Yale employees are invited to participate in this volunteer program via emails, newsletters, announcements and other media.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

Once a month the Leaders convene to receive updates and information on Yale’s sustainability initiatives and to discuss the progress and challenges within their individual offices.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The Office of Sustainability convenes the group monthly. Our office pays for a student research assistant to coordinate meetings and communications as well as to support the leaders in their efforts. We also provide food for all gathers and staff oversight of the program.


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