Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.77
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date June 29, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Yale University
EN-4: Outreach Materials and Publications

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Amber Garrard
Education & Outreach Manager
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a central sustainability website that consolidates information about the institution's sustainability efforts?:
Yes

A brief description of the central sustainability website (optional):

The Yale Office of Sustainability website highlights the history and current efforts on sustainability on campus.


The website URL for the central sustainability website:
Does the institution have a sustainability newsletter?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability newsletter:

Throughout the academic year, the Office of Sustainability circulates a monthly campaign to a broad list of stakeholders. The content features an area of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025 and highlights Yale's goals and progress, campus initiatives, academic engagement, tips for behavior, news and events.


The website URL for the sustainability newsletter:
Does the institution have social media platforms (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, interactive blogs) that focus specifically on campus sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the social media platforms that focus on sustainability:

Yale Sustainability maintains a presence on Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Instagram and other social media platforms.
https://www.facebook.com/yalesustainability/
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/3930468/profile
https://www.instagram.com/yalesustain/
https://twitter.com/YaleSustain


The website URL of the primary social media platform focused on sustainability:
Does the institution have regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper, either through a regular column or a reporter assigned to the sustainability beat?:
No

A brief description of the regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
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The website URL for regular coverage of sustainability in the main student newspaper:
Does the institution produce a vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability?:
Yes

A brief description of the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:

Sustainability Enabled Exploration, or SEE@Yale, is a platform for publishing and disseminating student research on sustainability. Using EliScholar, a digital publishing platform available through the Yale University Library, it provides a repository for student, staff and faculty research on campus and New Haven area sustainability efforts.


The website URL for the vehicle to publish and disseminate student research on sustainability:
Does the institution have building signage that highlights green building features?:
Yes

A brief description of building signage that highlights green building features :

All LEED buildings have posted cards that highlight their green features. These are also documented on the Office of Sustainability website.


The website URL for building signage that highlights green building features :
Does the institution have signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:

Yale Dining uses a campaign called "More This, Less That" to promote a plant-based diet. Posters are hung in dining halls throughout the academic year.


The website URL for food service area signage and/or brochures that include information about sustainable food systems:
Does the institution have signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed?:
Yes

A brief description of the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:

Yale has several urban meadows on campus (no-mow zones) which are identified by signage which explains the benefits of reduced mowing.


The website URL for the signage on the grounds about sustainable groundskeeping and/or landscaping strategies employed:
Does the institution produce a sustainability walking map or tour?:
Yes

A brief description of the sustainability walking map or tour:

Sustainability.yale.edu offers a virtual sustainability tour of campus that can also be used as a walking tour.


The website URL of the sustainability walking map or tour:
Does the institution produce a guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation?:
Yes

A brief description of the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:

Yale's Transportation Options website provides commuters with information on sustainable modes of transportation, including free personalized commuter counseling through CTRides.


The website URL for the guide for commuters about how to use more sustainable methods of transportation:
Does the institution produce navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians (e.g. covering routes, inter-modal connections, policies, services, and safety)? :
Yes

A brief description of the navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:

SmartStreets provides bicyclists, pedestrians and drivers information on safe mobility.


The website URL for navigation and educational tools for bicyclists and pedestrians:
Does the institution produce a guide for green living and/or incorporating sustainability into the residential experience?:
No

A brief description of the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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The website URL for the guide for green living and incorporating sustainability into the residential experience:
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Does the institution produce other sustainability outreach materials or publications not covered above?:
No

A brief description of these materials or publications:
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The website URL for these materials or publications:
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