Empowerment

A more open, connected, and innovative Yale

Yale welcomes all voices in fostering a diverse and inclusive sustainability movement.


Yale’s Efforts

  • Yale alumni become champions for sustainability in all sectors. Yale Blue Green is a shared interest group for alumni who are engaged in sustainability issues and eager to connect with each other. 

What You Can Do

Our Objectives and Goals

Engage and Empower

Engage and empower members of the Yale community around themes of sustainability

The Sustainability Action Plan program offers staff, faculty, and students opportunities to learn, connect, collaborate, and develop documents that are tailored to suit the diverse communities on our campus. A year of workshops, events, and brainstorming led to a set of 10 sustainability action plans in the first year, and more are in development now. 

This Objective is supported by the following goal(s): 
Goal: 

Sustainability Action Plans

ON TRACK

By 2020, create and implement Sustainability Action Plans for key academic, cultural, and administrative Yale communities to support the ambitions of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025

Progress: 

As of October 2017, seven of Yale’s professional schools and three operational units have committed to Sustainability Action Plans. 

Goal: 

Sustainability Literacy

ON TRACK

By 2020, develop and launch a sustainability literacy initiative for Yale students, faculty, and staff that assesses and improves sustainability awareness and empowers action.

Progress: 

Extensive research on sustainability literacy survey best practices has been conducted, and priorities for Yale’s survey have been established. Survey development is underway.  

Support Diversity and Inclusion

Support diversity and inclusion in local efforts through education and collaboration

This Objective is supported by the following goal(s): 
Goal: 

Sustainability Inclusion and Justice Initiative

WE COULD DO BETTER

By 2018, launch an initiative to promote dialogue about sustainability, inclusion, and justice on campus and in New Haven.

Progress: 

Staff have interviewed more than 20 campus and community organizations to assess priorities. The development of a working group and strategy for inclusive sustainability programming are underway. The Office of Diversity & Inclusion has identified a set of goals to promote sustainability.