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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.54
Liaison Lindsay Crum
Submission Date Sept. 21, 2016
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STARS v2.1

Yale University
PA-1: Sustainability Coordination

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lindsay Toland
Metrics & Program Manager
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 Strategic Plan Steering Committee supports the development and implementation of the Sustainability Strategic Plan. The Steering Committee represents leadership from across Yale; reviews various drafts of the Plan; and provides feedback on the Plan's development.


Members of each committee, including affiliations and role (e.g. staff, student, or faculty):

Steering Committee Members: John Bollier, Facilities; Mark Bomford, Sustainable Food Program; Elizabeth Bradley, Branford College; Donna Cable, Human Resources; Sheree Carter-Galvan, General Counsel; Martha Czaczkes, Secretary & Student Life; Robert Dubrow, Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Bradford Gentry, Forest and Environmental Studies; Eugenie Gentry, Development; Susan Gibbons, Library; Jennifer Herdt, Divinity; Martha Highsmith, President; Jeanette Ickovics, Chronic Diseases; Christopher Incarvito, West Campus; Sarah Insley, Academic Affairs; Ann Kurth, Nursing; Janet Lindner, Administration; John Mayes (co-chair), Finance; Colleen Murphy Dunning, Forest and Environmental Studies; Stephen Murphy, Finance; Eileen O'Connor, Communications; Hugh Penney, Compensation & Benefits; Len Peters, Information Technology; Peter Reinhardt, Environmental Health & Safety; Pamela Schirmeister, Academic Administration; Karen Seto, Forest and Environmental Studies; Stefan Simon, Preservation of Cultural Heritage; James Slattery (co-chair), Administration; Deborah Stanley-McAulay, Diversity; Patricia Stumpf, Yale Health; Rafi Taherian, Yale Hospitality; Cynthia Walker, School of Medicine Dean’s Office; Lauren Zucker, New Haven Affairs and University Properties
Staff and Faculty Delegates: Claudine Alexandre, Finance; Brenda Armstrong, Environmental Health & Safety; Ann Brainard-Dougan, Information Technology; Lukasz Bratasz, West Campus; Susan Cascio, New Haven Affairs and University Properties; Kristina Chmelar, Facilities; Dana Courtney, Business Operations; Walter Debboli, Facilities; Robert Ferretti, Facilities; Daniel Flynn, Yale Hospitality; Justin Freiberg, West Campus; Edward Frey, Information Technology; Roger Goode, Facilities; Jeffrey Gworek, Administration; Karen King, New Haven Affairs and University Properties; Anthony Kosior, Facilities; Sandra Lynch, Divinity; Joseph Mastracchio, Finance; Bruce McCann, Facilities; Brenda Naegel, Human Resources; Robynne Orr, Facilities; Julie Paquette, Facilities; Donald Relihan, Administration; Geraldine Remer, Yale Hospitality; Sharon Rose, New Haven Affairs and University Properties; Russell Sharp, Information Technology; Jodi Sherman, Anesthesiology; Eric Uscinski, Facilities; Mathew Varughese, General Counsel; George Zdru, Facilities; Arabella Zwicker, General Counsel
Student Delegates: Kevin T Lee, Forestry & Environmental Studies ‘17; Emma Ryan, YC ‘17; Byungman (Bryan) Yoon, Forestry & Environmental Studies ‘18


Does the institution have at least one sustainability office that includes more than 1 full-time equivalent (FTE) 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 (FTE) 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, Associate Director; Amber Garrard, Education & Outreach Manager; Lindsay Toland, Metrics & Program Manager; Sarah Jane Compton, Senior Administrative Assistant; Brianne Mullen, Urban Sustainability Program Associ

Does the institution have a mechanism for broad sustainability coordination for the entire institution (e.g. a campus-wide committee or an officer/office responsible for the entire campus)?:
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 seven 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 can be found here: http://sustainability.yale.edu/planning-progress


Job title of the sustainability officer position:
Metrics & Program Manager

Job description for the sustainability officer position:
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
Assistant Director

Job description for the sustainability officer position (2nd position):
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Job title of the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
Urban Sustainability Program Associate

Job description for the sustainability officer position (3rd position):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.