Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.31
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
EN-11: Inter-Campus Collaboration

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 3.00 / 3.00 Amber Garrard
Associate Director
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Is the institution currently a member of a national or international higher education sustainability network?:

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

International Sustainable Campus Network
International Alliance of Research Universities

Does the institution actively participate in a regional, state/provincial, or local higher education sustainability network?:

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
Greater New Haven Area Campus Sustainability Network
Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

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

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

AASHE Conference (2019): Pay As You Throw (Lindsay Crum), Ivy+ Panel Discussion (Lindsay Crum)
International Sustainable Campus Presentation (Melissa Goodall)
ISCN Latin American Chapter event(Melissa Goodall)
Yale Environmental Sustainability Symposium (2019), Sustainability Planning (Lindsay Crum & Melissa Goodall)
Ethical Corporation USA (2019), Moderated a panel on Plastics (Melissa Goodall)

Has the institution submitted a case study during the previous year to an external higher education sustainability resource center or awards program?:

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

Yale co-applied with UniCatolica, MIT and UBC for an ISCN award.

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

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

IARU steering committee (Melissa Goodall)
Co-chair of the ISCN Advisory Council (Melissa Goodall)
Advisor to the UN Higher Ed Sustainability Initiative (Melissa Goodall)
Co-chair of Ivy+ Data Working Group (Lindsay Crum)
Chair of Greater New Haven Campus Sustainability Network (Amber Garrard)

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?:

A brief description of the mentoring relationship and activities:

Yale secured seed funding from ISCN to mentor UniCatolica in Cali, Colombia. We are advising their campus and a network of 8 universities in that city.

Has the institution had employees or students serving as peer reviewers of another institution’s sustainability data and/or STARS submission during the previous three years?:

A brief description of the peer review activities:

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

Contributed to the IARU SDG publication and work on Scope 3 emissions.
Collaborated with the University of Edinburgh and others on tactics for measuring and reducing airline miles.
Collaborated with 8 ISCN members to establish the Latin America Chapter of the organization.
Annual collection of GHG emissions data with Ivy+ and Listening Post schools; scope 3 data collected for Ivy+.

Website URL where information about the institution’s inter-campus collaborations is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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