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

STARS v2.2

Yale University
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Lindsay Crum
Senior Manager, Data Analysis and Program Management
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Sustainability Implementation Steering Committee Subcommittees

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 Sustainability Implementation Steering Committee is a group of faculty and staff that helps advance the direction of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025. In 2019, it was determined that there was an opportunity for the creation of subcommittees around key topic areas, to advance work in areas of particular importance to the university: plastics, inclusion and justice, and health & well-being. Each of these subcommittees is composed of both faculty and staff who have expertise in the topic area, and working at the intersection of the academic and operational leads to robust and actionable work. Some examples include an LCA on single-use plastic utensils; a pilot process to explore decision-making around mass transit as more equitable and responsive to more neighborhoods and Yale stakeholders; and a well-being survey to assess the five domains of well-being.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Waste
Wellbeing & Work

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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