Yale is frequently recognized as a model and leader for its contributions to sustainability. Here are some recent honors and awards.
Sustainable Endowment Institute's College Sustainability Report Card: For 2011, Yale earned a sustainability grade of A, with perfect scores in eight of nine areas. Endowment Transparency, which earned a B, improved significantly from the previous year, largely due to more active communication and engagement about the Yale Investment Office’s policies. Read more here.
Princeton Review Honor Roll: For the third year in a row, the Princeton Review has placed Yale on the Green Rating Honor Roll in its 2011 college guide. The Honor Roll recognizes colleges which have earned the highest possible score (99 points) for achievement in sustainability in areas such as food, waste and energy systems, construction, and student engagement. Among other efforts, the Princeton Review cites Yale's Sustainability Strategic Plan, ambitious greenhouse gas reduction commitment, and cutting-edge technology as evidence of sustainable leadership. Read more here.
Kaplan College Guide: Kaplan included Yale in its feature of 25 green campuses in its 2009 College Guide.
Sierra Club: In Fall 2008, the Sierra Club, and environmental advocacy organization, gave Yale an honorable mention in its evaluation of campus sustainability efforts, noting both the University’s climate commitment and the Yale Sustainable Food Project Read more here.
Connecticut Climate Leadership Award: In May 2007, Connecticut Governor Jodi Rell recognized Yale University and President Richard Levin as one of seven recipients of the Connecticut Climate Leadership Award lauding Yale’s leadership in tackling climate change by adopting aggressive carbon reduction targets, and encouraging its peers to do the same. Read more here.
KIWI Magazine Green College Report: In Fall 2008 family publication KIWI Magazine included Yale in its feature on the 75 greenest colleges. The magazine’s editorial staff told the Yale Daily News that the Yale Sustainable Food Project, the Energy Task Force, and Yale Environment 360 contributed to this recognition. Read more here.