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Scholarship and the SDGs: Connecting Yale teaching and research to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • Yale University (CT)

In 2015, the Yale Office of Sustainability began looking at how teaching and research at Yale aligns with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Adopted by 193 countries ...


Global Priorities, Educated Solutions: the Role of Academia in Advancing the SDGs

  • Yale University (CT)

In 2015, the Office of Sustainability created a project aimed at understanding how Yale's teaching and research aligns with the SDGs, with the purposes of: (i) identifying pathways for ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Carbon Pricing on Campus: Four Models for Higher Ed Engagement on a Climate Solution

  • Smith College (MA)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • University of Oregon (OR)
  • Yale University (CT)

To combat climate change, schools are using carbon pricing as a powerful tool for reducing campus emissions and advancing national policy solutions. Pricing has been used by both governments and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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Advancing Carbon Pricing at Your Institution

  • Smith College (MA)
  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Yale University (CT)

Carbon pricing is a fair, feasible, and powerful solution to accelerate a transition to a clean energy economy. With a growing number of carbon pricing policies around the world and ...

  • Posted Nov. 5, 2018
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10% Discount on Yale School of Public Health's Climate Change & Health Certificate for AASHE members

  • Yale University (CT)

Students, staff and faculty at AASHE higher education institutions are eligible for a 10% discount off an 18-week online certificate giving you tools to address the health impacts of climate ...


Climate Change and Health Certificate

  • Yale University (CT)

This 18-week, online program for public health professionals and other learners is designed to equip you with the knowledge and proven strategies needed to increase your community’s resilience to ...

  • Posted June 13, 2018
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Sustainability Action Planning Program

  • Yale University (CT)

In 2017, the Yale Office of Sustainability launched a cohort-based sustainability action planning program that offered students, faculty, and staff members from 10 Professional Schools and three Officer Units the ...


Global Health Studies Program

  • Yale University (CT)

The Global Health Studies Program at Yale University is designed for undergraduate students interested in understanding and addressing pressing global health challenges. The program offers courses through an interdisciplinary framework ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Energy Studies Minor

  • Yale University (CT)

Energy Studies is a multidisciplinary academic program (MAP) in Yale College. The curriculum is designed to provide selected undergraduates with the knowledge and skills needed for advanced studies, leadership, and ...

  • Posted April 12, 2018
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Campus Sustainability Month 2015 - Opportunities to Engage

  • Boston University (MA)
  • Northwest Earth Institute (OR)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • National Wildlife Federation (VA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • AASHE (PA)

October is Campus Sustainability Month! Join this webinar to learn more about this event which will provide unparalleled opportunities to engage and inspire incoming students and other campus stakeholders to ...

  • Posted March 22, 2018
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Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment (GRASFI)

  • Imperial College London
  • Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Central University of Finance and Economics
  • Stockholm School of Economics
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • University of Otago (Otago)
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Zurich
  • University College London (London)
  • University of Cambridge
  • Tsinghua University
  • Columbia University (NY)
  • University of Hamburg
  • University of California, Berkeley (CA)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • University of Toronto (ON)
  • Maastricht University
  • Yale University (CT)

The Global Research Alliance for Sustainable Finance and Investment was founded in 2017 by a network of global research universities in order to promote rigorous and highly impactful academic research ...

  • Posted March 14, 2018
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University Sustainability: Assessing College Sustainability Rating Systems

  • Yale University (CT)

This paper seeks to assess the three major university sustainability rating systems in the United States on their ability to drive positive sustainability outcomes. Since the mid-2000s the Association for ...


Empowering Community Engagement Through Event Organization: Connecticut Campus Sustainability Week

  • Eastern Connecticut State University (CT)
  • Yale University (CT)

Encompassing all parts of university life, sustainability can be a unifying force on college campuses. Since 2015, Connecticut universities have collaborated on Campus Sustainability Week, a week-long celebration held in ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Carbon Pricing & Higher Ed: Internal Carbon Fees, Using Shadow Prices for Life Cycle Analysis, & Engaging Beyond the Campus

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Yale University (CT)

This interactive workshop will examine different models for internal carbon pricing, including models adopted by Yale, Vassar and Swarthmore. We will cover revenue neutral prices, prices that generate funds for ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Carbon Pricing in Higher Education: Panel with 3 Models for Internal Carbon Pricing and Engaging in National Leadership

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Yale University (CT)

Learn about what models other colleges are using to inform your own carbon pricing design and implementation strategy! At our panel discussion, we will discuss the systems that Vassar, Swarthmore ...

  • Posted Dec. 1, 2017
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Yale Sustainability Action Planning poster session

  • Yale University (CT)

Operational units and academic units celebrate their sustainability action planning efforts in a poster session event.


Timothy Dwight College

  • Yale University (CT)

View of Timothy Dwight College in the evening


Analyzing Barriers to Energy Conservation in Residences and Offices: The Rewire Program at the University of Toronto

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of Toronto (ON)

Conducting a barriers analysis is an important first step when designing proenvironmental behavior change interventions. Yet, detailed information on common barriers to energy conservation campaigns remains unavailable. Using a pair ...


1.3 MW Rooftop Array: West Campus

  • Yale University (CT)

In partnership with a renewable energy firm, the University is installing an array of solar photovoltaic (PV) panels that will occupy over 350,000 square-feet of roof space at West ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
  • Green Power Projects
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25 kW Rooftop Array: Swing Dorm

  • Yale University (CT)

In the summer of 2009 the roof of a Yale dormitory was selected as a test site for the installation of a 24.5-kilowatt thin-film solar system. Initially expected to ...

  • Posted Dec. 16, 2016
  • Green Power Projects
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The Physical and Behavioral Impacts of Campus Transportation Amenities

  • University of Georgia (GA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Nelson/Nygaard (CA)

This panel discussion explores the kind of transportation services that best meet students' transportation needs. Their expectations around transportation are being shaped by what they experience on their campuses and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Next Level Sustainability Planning: Action Planning, Social Indicators, Community Partnerships, and Long-Range Planning

  • Washington University in St. Louis (MO)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University, and the University of British Columbia have recently undergone extensive sustainability strategic planning processes that have produced significantly more sophisticated and far-reaching plans ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Internal Carbon Pricing: Designing and Implementing Campus Climate Policies with Vassar, Swarthmore, and Yale

  • Swarthmore College (PA)
  • Vassar College (NY)
  • Yale University (CT)

In the absence of federal or international carbon markets, higher education has a momentous opportunity to model institutional capacity to put a price on carbon. The goal of this panel ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Global Collaboration, Local Action: Insights and Ideas from two International Networks

  • Yale University (CT)
  • International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN) (MA)

Comprised of 11 members, the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU) established a campus sustainability initiative in 2009.This group's outputs to-date include a student exchange program, conferences, and ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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Yale University Town-Gown Collaboration on Sustainability

  • Yale University (CT)

Yale University has embarked on its third sustainability strategic planning process with a fresh emphasis on connecting with the City of New Haven community, among additional priorities. Three distinct programs ...

  • Posted Nov. 18, 2016
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College and University Environmental Programs as a Policy Problem (Part 2): Strategies for Improvement

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ursinus College (PA)

Environmental studies and environmental sciences programs in American and Canadian colleges and universities seek to ameliorate environmental problems through empirical enquiry and analytic judgment. In a companion article (Part 1 ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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College and University Environmental Programs as a Policy Problem (Part 1): Integrating Knowledge, Education, and Action for a Better World?

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Simon Fraser University (BC)
  • Indiana University Bloomington (IN)
  • University of Alberta (AB)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • University of Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Bucknell University (PA)
  • North Carolina State University (NC)
  • Ursinus College (PA)

The environmental sciences/studies movement, with more than 1000 programs at colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, is unified by a common interest - ameliorating environmental problems through ...

  • Posted Aug. 19, 2016
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Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP)

  • California State University, Chico (CA)
  • Dominican University of California (CA)
  • North Lake College - DCCCD (TX)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Sustainability Management Association (CA)

The Sustainability Management Certified Professional (SMCP) is a professional credential for sustainability practitioners. SMCP qualifies an individual's understanding of managing for sustainability and retention of the body of knowledge ...

  • Posted Aug. 17, 2016
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Sustainable Fleet at Yale University

  • Yale University (CT)

At Yale University, transportation is vital to the University's operation. Fleet Management is a department that has gone to tremendous lengths to provide exceptional transit services for the entire ...


Yale Center for Business and the Environment

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale Center for Business and the Environment provides a platform for generating, incubating and launching innovative action at the intersection of business and the environment.

  • Posted April 14, 2016
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Parking is Not Free: How Sustainable Transportation is Paying Off

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Nelson/Nygaard (CA)

Sustainable campus transportation is not just a commitment or environmental goal, it is becoming a financial necessity that institutions large, small, rich, and poor are trying to implement smartly. Demand ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Standardizing Greenhouse Gas Protocols in the 14-member Ivy+ Sustainability Consortium

  • GreenerU (MA)
  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Duke University (NC)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • Stanford University (CA)
  • The Climate Registry

One of the most challenging issues facing the higher education sustainability movement is how to track and report greenhouse gas emissions in ways that allow for benchmarking and comparison while ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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On-site Power Purchase Agreements 101: What you really need to know

  • Yale University (CT)
  • Community Energy, Inc. (PA)
  • Second Nature (MA)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (DC)

In an effort to address climate change universities across the nation have made formal commitments and set targets to reduce campus greenhouse gas emissions. They are now grappling with how ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Stronger Together: Collaboration Opportunities for Campus Diversity Officers and Campus Sustainability Officers

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • University of California, Office of the President (CA)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • McGill University (QC)

Campus diversity and inclusion departments educate and engage students, staff and faculty to promote inclusion, diversity and equity. Campus sustainability departments educate and engage students, staff and faculty about how ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Sustainability Research Collaborative: A Multi-Institutional Model for Applied Investigation

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Yale University (CT)

The higher education sustainability field recognizes the need to apply rigorous research to applied campus-based challenges, both operational and cultural. The active networks of sustainability offices across the country make ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Terms of Empowerment: How to inspire enthusiasm and decentralize accountability

  • Yale University (CT)

When a campus sustainability program first starts, the imperative is to effectively to develop brand recognition. Once sustainability is a firmly established concept on a campus, programming can generally shift ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Measuring Success

  • Yale University (CT)

This presentation will focus on how to capture, disclose and manage sustainability performance metrics. The presentation will focus on how to develop and institutionalize sustainability performance metrics that lead to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Waste and Access: Communicating about sustainability between universities in developed and developing countries

  • Yale University (CT)

Sustainability initiatives in the United States are largely focused on reducing waste in terms of materials, water, energy, fuel, and even time and money. In less economically developed countries, however ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Yale Community Carbon Fund; Reducing Emissions and Increasing Economic Security in Local Communities

  • Yale University (CT)

The Yale Community Carbon Fund seeks both to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to increase economic security for low-income people living in New Haven. Funds are raised through a combination ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Building Alumni Engagement in Campus Sustainability Initiatives

  • Yale University (CT)

As stated on the front cover of its Sustainability Strategic Plan, "Success depends on the active contribution of every member of the Yale community." The Yale Office of Sustainability prioritizes ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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The Four Truths - A Discussion on Industry Misalignments in Achieving High-Performance

  • Harvard University (MA)
  • Lynn University (FL)
  • The New School (NY)
  • Yale University (CT)

The presenter, through the lens of four very diverse case-study examples, will de-bug myths surrounding the design and operational of the high-performance, often high-intensive building industry. The four-truths: (1) Design ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Launching a Sustainability Research Collaborative

  • Princeton University (NJ)
  • Yale University (CT)

The purpose of the Sustainability Research Collaborative is to bridge sustainability research with emerging operational questions among partner institutions. We believe that the pace of transformative sustainability will accelerate within ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Mind the gap- what we have to learn from students (who study abroad)

  • Augsburg University (MN)
  • University of Michigan (MI)
  • Yale University (CT)

Study abroad is often recalled as one of the most pivotal and transformative experiences in a college student's life. Aside from Freshman orientation, a student traveling abroad is perhaps ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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A World Café on the professional challenges of working at the intersections of equity, environment, and economy

  • Cornell University (NY)
  • Yale University (CT)
  • McGill University (QC)

At the AASHE 2010 Conference, Julian Agyeman urged the audience to begin an important conversation about "Just Sustainability" on our campuses. He made a compelling case for the need to ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Measure, Message, Motivate: building an inclusive and empowered campus sustainability culture

  • Yale University (CT)

Campuses around the world are tracing sustainability metrics, but how do we communicate those measurements in a way that engages and empowers students, staff, and faculty?

Our university has developed ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Sub-institutional Planning for Sustainability: developing community-scale concepts and actions

  • Yale University (CT)

Universities around the world are developing and implementing institutional-scale sustainability strategic plans. Most of these strategies emphasize the three-way balance of sustainability and include concepts and tactics for communications. At ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Campus Sustainability Officers Workshop, Part I

  • Yale University (CT)

A morning presentation and discussion addressing issues around managing institutional change, including utilization the newly developed APT (Awakening, Pioneering, Transforming)change management framework for better understanding the key stages of ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Framing a research agenda for Campus Sustainability

  • Yale University (CT)

What kind of research is needed to advance sustainability on our campuses? What are the research opportunities that can bridge faculty expertise and campus sustainability efforts? How can we use ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Addressing Land, Water & Biodiversity on an Urban Campus

  • Yale University (CT)

Many urban campuses are intertwined with the layout of the surrounding city. Sharing streets, neighborhoods, and green spaces requires that we manage the physical campus in a locally, integrated way ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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Identifying Change Management Strategies for Sustainability: Building on lessons from Public Health, Ecology, and Business Management

  • Yale University (CT)

Efforts to improve sustainability at higher education institutions often require challenging shifts in organizational priorities, patterns of behavior, management strategies, and community expectations. In guiding these shifts, sustainability leaders must ...

  • Posted Feb. 26, 2016
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