Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.77
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date June 29, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Yale University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Brianne Mullen
Urban Sustainability Program Associate
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution an active member of a national or international sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the national or international sustainability network(s):

Global University Climate Forum
International Sustainable Campus Network
International Alliance of Research Universities


Is the institution an active member of a regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network?:
Yes

The name of the regional, state/provincial or local sustainability network(s):

Ivy Plus Sustainability Working Group
Northeast Campus Sustainability Consortium
Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education


Has the institution presented at a sustainability conference during the previous year? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the conference(s) and presentation(s):

International Alliance of Research Universities Presidents' Conference (March 2017) - collaborative projects; Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference (March 2017) - sustainability planning); Connecticut Campus Sustainability Conference (April 2017) - goal-setting workshop; International Alliance of Research Universities Annual Meeting (June 2017) - Sustainable Development Goals research program and Yale Sustainability Plan 2025; International Sustainable Campus Network Conference (June 2017) - town-gown sustainability collaboration; Green Sports Alliance Summit (June 2017) - improving campus sustainability utilizing the power of sports; Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit (November 2017) - Yale Sustainability Plan 2025, sustainability campus tour, comparative sustainability planning, and "Introduction to Yale Sustainability"


Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to a sustainability awards program that is inclusive of multiple campuses? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the awards program(s) and submission(s):

On behalf of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), Yale University and Oxford University submitted a project for the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards 2018 in the Innovative Collaboration category. The ISCN Sustainable Campus Excellence Awards promotes landmark projects that demonstrate how the environmental, social and economic issues of our time provide opportunities for university administrations and faculty alike to improve campus infrastructures and university administration and recognize opportunities to integrate them into their research and learning activities. The project submitted is the IARU Green Guide for Universities, jointly developed by the ten IARU universities and the international think-tank Sustainia, which presents key issues, recommendations and lessons learned by IARU universities. It addresses the challenges and opportunities of campus sustainability, with a particular focus on environmental aspects. The guide includes 23 inspiring cases that have made a difference at the IARU universities.


Has the institution had staff, students or faculty serving on a board or committee of a sustainability network or conference during the previous three years? :
Yes

A list or brief description of the board or committee appointment(s):

Lindsay Crum and Melissa Goodall, panel planning, Yale Environmental Sustainability Summit
Amber Garrard, Co-Chair, Connecticut Alliance for Campus Sustainability
Melissa Goodall, Advisory Committee, International Sustainable Campus Network; Chair, Sustainable Campus Initiative, International Alliance of Research Universities; External Advisor for Strategic Planning, University of Massachusetts Boston Center for Governance and Sustainability
Lindsay Crum, Co-Chair, Data Working Group, Ivy Plus Sustainability Consortium


Does the institution have an ongoing mentoring relationship with another institution through which it assists the institution with its sustainability reporting and/or the development of its sustainability program?:
Yes

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Melissa Goodall, Associate Director of the Yale Office of Sustainability, is a member of the Addis Ababa University Sustainability Plan Committee.


Has the institution had staff, faculty, or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data (e.g. GHG emissions or course inventory) and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the peer review activities:

A staff member of the Office of Sustainability reviewed and wrote a letter of support for a STARS Innovation Credit submitted by Green Mountain College in 2016.


Has the institution participated in other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year, e.g. joint planning or resource sharing with other institutions? :
Yes

A brief description of other collaborative efforts around sustainability during the previous year:

Yale is a member of the Ivy Plus Sustainability Consortium. Members of this group contribute monetary and other resources to a joint planning, networking, and engagement effort for the exchange of campus sustainability solutions common to all of our campuses. In addition, Yale participated in the International Alliance of Research Universities Sustainability Fellowships program during the summer of 2017, during which a student from Yale and a student from Australian National University worked in the other institution's sustainability office.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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