Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.79
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date Aug. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Yale University
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Ginger Chapman
Director
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Student Green Innovation Fund

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:
2,020

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

The goals of the Student Green Innovation Fund are:
To invest in innovative, student-led projects that result in direct energy use reductions on campus and/or projects that broadly impact climate action and culture; to provide additional opportunity for applied learning on campus including faculty and staff advising, support in developing and implementing projects, and quantifying energy savings and additional performance metrics; and to share innovative ideas and lessons learned with the Yale community as a whole


A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

The Yale College Council (YCC) Green Task Force will act as the managing body of the Student Green Innovation Fund (SGIF). The Green Task Force will be comprised of students who have demonstrated interest in green activism and sustainability. Members of the Task Force will review these ideas with advisors at the Office of Sustainability and Engineering & Energy Management, then work with submitters to implement the projects.

Selection Criteria for Projects
Environmental Benefit: Projects that result in direct energy use reductions on campus and/or broadly impact behavior and campus culture for climate action
Creativity and Intersectionality: Projects that allow for underrepresented and underfunded communities to be served through sustainable measures. While an intersectional analysis is not mandatory, it is highly encouraged
Social and Educational Benefit: Projects that explicitly engage and educate the broader Yale community on energy reductions and project’s other sustainable impacts
Feasibility and Continuity
Budget
Implementation Timeline
Feasibility (resources necessary to implement the project are practical)
Continuity of the project after funding period ends
Level of Need: Projects should address a critical community and/or financial need
Impact Metrics: Analysis of quantified potential impacts of their projects (both environmental and financial). The projects should have “significant” impact. Analysis of impacts with metrics addressing: Energy reductions, Cost and savings, Educational value, and Other impacts and co-benefits available


Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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