Sustainability leadership for a university must unite the operational and academic mission of the institution, and rely on system modification and behavior change. As a university with a robust culture of sustainability, Yale is able to call upon in its professionals to effect change in their workplaces and in their lives while simultaneously offering students the experience of living, studying, and playing in a setting that is imbued with sustainability values.

Sierra Magazine rated Yale University in its list of top 10 Coolest Schools of 2012, noting Yale’s robust greenhouse gas emissions goal and academic programs.