Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 62.54
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date Sept. 21, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Yale University
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brianne Mullen
Urban Sustainability Program Associate
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Employee Recognition Tree Planting

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Based upon years of service to the University, Yale employees are thanked and celebrated at every five-year milestone beginning at 10 years with a gift. As an alternative to receiving a gift, employees may request that a tree be planted on campus in their honor. Trees are planted by the Urban Resources Initiative through the GreenSkills program, which is a local green jobs program that employs high school students and ex-offenders. To date, 26 trees have been planted across Yale’s Central and West Campuses to recognize employees for long-term service.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement
Grounds

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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