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-27: Innovation D

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:
Department-Level Sustainability Action Plans

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:

Sustainability Strategic Plan 2013-2016 is a critical tool for unifying and focusing sustainability efforts on the Yale campus, but its 24 goals are written at a scale that may not translate to individual- or department-level action. To address this, the Yale Office of Sustainability has assisted in the creation of a set of sustainability action plans tailored to specific schools and departments. Each of Yale’s operational divisions has a specific set of opportunities in relation to the use and the operation of the campus. Action Plans for various divisions are currently in development. In addition, Yale is home to 11 professional schools, each of which has a distinct culture and physical construct. Sustainability Action Plans that reflect these distinctions and the academic disciplines of the schools are in various stages of development. In several cases, these initiatives have also led to websites and broader programming. Finally, several of Yale's cultural spaces also have Sustainability Action Plans, including the University Library and Peabody Museum of Natural History.

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

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

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