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

STARS v2.1

Yale University
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amber Garrard
Education & Outreach Manager
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Yale Sustainability Messaging Guide

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:

The Yale Sustainability Messaging Guide was developed as a resource for campus communication professionals outside of the Office of Sustainability. While the Office has had standard communications materials since it started, the Messaging Guide goes above and beyond and has a much more significant scope than anything we've done before. It contains messaging themes that demonstrate alignment between Yale’s communications priorities and Yale’s sustainability themes. Communications professionals are encouraged to use the guide as a frame of reference when communicating about their initiatives that connect to sustainability. The guide was created by a committee of communications professionals convened by the Vice President for Public Affairs and Communications with support from the Office of Sustainability. It has been distributed widely across the University.


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

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:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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