Yale Sustainability Principles:
Strive for system balance and harmony: Recognize the interdependent relationship between society, economy and the natural environment through using a systems thinking approach which acknowledges that decisions within one system may unintentionally impact another system.
Responsibility to Sustainable Growth and Resiliency
Plan for and manage campus growth and development in a manner that reduces impacts on ecosystem health and human health while developing the capacity to adapt and endure in the face of unanticipated changes over time.
Ecological and Community Stewardship
Respect and sustain the environmental integrity of its physical campus by conserving and creating ecosystem functions that enhances not only campus quality of life, but also stewards the health of natural resources and human well-being while linking the university to the city and region beyond.
Inclusive Sustainability Planning and Implementation
Engage a multi-stakeholder process of collaborative planning and innovation that enables broad championship and participation in sustainability endeavors.
Sustainability Learning and Capacity Building
Foster a culture of sustainability that provides opportunities to continually challenge and expand thinking in order to better the university and the individuals working and studying at Yale.