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

STARS v2.2

Yale University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsay Crum
Senior Manager, Data Analysis and Program Management
Yale Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have at least one sustainability committee?:
Yes

The charter or mission statement of the committee(s) or a brief description of each committee's purview and activities:

The Sustainability Advisory Council is a group of institutional leaders and alumni tasked with offering guidance and inspiration on Yale’s Sustainability Plan. This group meets annually and receive quarterly updates from the Office of Sustainability. In addition, the Implementation Steering Committee is a rotating selection of faculty and staff that supports the execution of the Yale Sustainability Plan—particularly its integration into the scholarship at Yale. This group meets three to five times per year and receives updates between meetings.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role:

Sustainability Advisory Council: John Bollier, Office of Facilities (Co-chair), staff; Ann Kurth, School of Nursing (Co-chair), Dean; Deborah Berke, School of Architecture, Dean; Indy Burke, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, Dean; Jack Callahan, University Operations, staff; Marvin Chun, Yale College, faculty; Don Filer, Office of International Affairs, staff; Eugénie Gentry, Office of Development, staff; Susan Gibbons, Libraries, staff; Maria Ivanova, Alumni Representative, ’99 MEM, ‘99 MA ’06 PhD , alumni; Janet Lindner, Human Resources and Administration, staff; Thomas Lovejoy, Alumni Representative, ’63 BA, ’71 PhD, alumni; John Mayes, Administration Operations, staff; Nate Nickerson, Vice President for Communications, staff; Peter Schiffer, Office of the Provost, staff; Pamela Schirmeister, Graduate Studies, staff; Jim Slattery, Office of the Provost, staff; Greg Sterling, Divinity School, Dean; Rafi Taherian, Yale Hospitality, staff; Sten Vermund, School of Public Health, Dean; Lauren Zucker, Office of New Haven and State Affairs and University Properties, staff

Implementation Steering Committee:
Paul Anastas, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies/Chemistry (Co-chair), faculty; Stuart DeCew, Center for Business and the Environment (Co-chair), staff; Debbie Stanley-McAulay, Human Resources and Administration (Co-chair), staff; Saed Alizamir, School of Management, faculty; Brenda Armstrong, Environmental Health & Safety, staff; Allison Arnett, Hospitality, staff; Billy Bromage, School of Medicine, faculty; Gary Brudvig, Energy Sciences and Chemistry, faculty; Jim Berger, American Studies, faculty; Sue Cascio, University Properties, staff; Kristina Chmelar, Facilities Planning, staff; Kate Cooney, School of Management, staff; Jose DeJesus, School of Medicine, faculty; Miraj Desai, School of Medicine, faculty; Saveena Dhall, School of Nursing, Associate Dean; Michael Donoghue, YIBS and EEB, faculty; Rob Dubrow, School of Public Health, faculty; Thomas Easley, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, staff; David Evans, Geology and Geophysics, faculty; Michael Fotos, Political Science and Environmental Studies, faculty; Jennifer Frederick, Center for Teaching and Learning, staff; Brad Gentry, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, faculty; Annie Harper, School of Medicine, faculty; Dev Hawley, University Planning & Facilities Operations, staff; Jeff Hughes, Facilities Operations, staff; Farren Isaacs, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, faculty; Cathy Jackson, University Planning, staff; Michael Jarosz, Finance and Business Operations, staff; Lisa Kimmel, Being Well at Yale, staff; Joe Manning, Anthropology, faculty; Joe Mastracchio, Procurement, staff; Chris Mihok, Purchasing, staff; Colleen Murphy-Dunning, Hixon Center for Urban Ecology, staff; Jenna Musco, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, student ;Tricia Napor, Hospitality, staff; Alan Organschi, Architecture, faculty; Michael Oristaglio, Energy Studies, faculty; Julie Paquette, Facilities Engineering, staff; Martin Parker, Public Safety, staff; Maya Prabhu, Psychiatry, faculty; Narasimha Rao, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, faculty; Brita Roy, School of Medicine, faculty; Os Schmitz, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, faculty; Jodi Sherman, School of Medicine, faculty; Bob Sullivan, Yale Hospitality, staff; Kassie Tucker, Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, staff; John Wargo, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies, faculty; Bridgett Williamson, School of Medicine, staff; Joseph Zinter, SEAS and CEID, faculty


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent employee?:
Yes

A brief description of each sustainability office:

Established in 2005, the Office of Sustainability’s mission is to advance sustainability within the Yale community by acting as a catalyst for information exchange and facilitating capacity building, innovation, streamlined operations, and preparation of tomorrow’s sustainability leaders.


Full-time equivalent of people employed in the sustainability office(s):
7

Does the institution have at least one sustainability officer?:
Yes

Name and title of each sustainability officer:
Ginger Chapman, Director; Melissa Goodall, Deputy Dir; Amber Garrard, Senior Manager; Lindsay Crum, Senior Manager, Data Analysis & Program Mngmnt; Sarah Jane Compton, Sr Admin Asst; Scot Bearss, Sustainability Outreach Mngr; Ashley Jankowski, Sust Fellow

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution?:
Yes

A brief description of the activities and substantive accomplishments of the institution-wide coordinating body or officer during the previous three years:

Each of the employees of the Yale Office of Sustainability is responsible for different aspects of campus sustainability coordination. The employees work to support the university's Sustainability Strategic Plan. Accomplishments are outlined in the annual Progress Report, which are housed under each of the nine ambitions, found here: https://sustainability.yale.edu/priorities-progress


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