Sustainability Data Hub

The Sustainability Data Hub is a tool containing interactive data visualizations. We strive to make our data transparent and accessible. Use the dashboards below to explore our most current data. These visualizations represent only some of our sustainability progress. Learn more by reading our Sustainability Progress Report

Click the arrow icon in the lower righthand corner of each visual to open in full-screen mode. On a mobile device, rotate to landscape view.

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These visualizations are intended for informational purposes only. Please review the descriptions of the data visualization to avoid misrepresentation. Contact sustainability@yale.edu with questions about visualizations, data sets, or for additional sustainability data. 

Greenhouse Gas (GHG Emissions)

In 2022, Yale reduced its scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 28% from 2015 levels (our baseline year for reporting through The Climate Registry). Use this dashboard to explore Yale’s net emissions over time, as well as gross emissions in each category (scope) in 2022. To learn more about greenhouse gas emissions at Yale, including our accomplishment of reaching our 2020 goal, our progress in achieving our 2035 goal, and our shift to reporting through The Climate Registry, please visit our Greenhouse Gas Emissions page.

Materials

This dashboard intends to provide a one-stop shop for data on materials managed and disposed of by Yale. Using the navigation pane, you may view a breakdown of materials by:

  • Organics
  • Recycling
  • Reuse
  • Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)
  • Waste generated from construction and demolition projects
  • Purchased paper data over time.

To learn more about best practices for managing and disposing of materials at Yale, please visit our Managing Materials page.

Mobility

This dashboard highlights key data from Yale’s 2023 Transportation Survey and highlights mobility metrics, including modes of transportation used by the Yale community. Use the navigation pane to explore data and resources for travel around campus, the Yale Shuttle, electric vehicle charging, and resources for commuting sustainably.

Learn more about ways you can commute sustainably to, from, and at Yale on our Commuting Sustainably page.

Sustainability Survey

The 2022 Yale Sustainability Survey Report summarizes findings from our biennial assessment of sustainability knowledge, behaviors, and interests across the Yale community. Survey results show high levels of sustainability knowledge across the Yale community, though there are opportunities to increase awareness of certain sustainability best practices, such as powering down electronics and reusing materials. Use this interactive data dashboard to explore other report highlights.

Co-benefits

It is important that our sustainability initiatives have broad impact. We assess the goals of the Yale Sustainability Plan 2025 to measure “co-benefits”: positive outcomes that directly or indirectly result from the goal’s achievement. This helps us to see the intersections between specific goals and how they advance economic prosperity; health & well-being; resiliency; impact beyond campus borders (i.e., local, national, and global impacts); and diversity, equity, and belonging.

This interactive tool shows whether the goal has a major, moderate, or neutral co-benefit impact. The first tab shows the actual co-benefits that each “active” (unmet) goal produced in 2023; the second and third tabs show the actual co-benefits produced in 2022 and 2021, respectively; and the fourth tab shows the intended co-benefits of all active goals as of 2020, when this exercise was first conducted. Users may toggle between tabs for comparison. Check the box next to different levels of impact within each co-benefit category to learn more.