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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 80.84
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Arizona State University
EN-12: Continuing Education

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 5.00 / 5.00 Corey Hawkey
Assistant Director
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution offer continuing education courses that address sustainability?:
Yes

Total number of continuing education courses offered:
598

Number of continuing education courses offered that address sustainability:
82

Percentage of continuing education courses that address sustainability:
13.71

A copy of the list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:
A list and brief description of the continuing education courses that address sustainability:

See attached list.


Do the figures reported above cover one, two, or three academic years?:
Two

Does the institution have at least one sustainability-themed certificate program through its continuing education or extension department?:
Yes

A brief description of the certificate program(s), including the year the program was created:

Executive Certificate in the Ethical Circular Economy: March - April 2016 (Offered through ASU's Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives) -

This certificate course, offered through Arizona State University, the largest and most innovative university in the United States and a global leader in sustainability education, in partnership with Sustainability School, Lagos, consists of two sections: a four-week online introduction to ethical circular economy followed by a three-day face-to-face interactive workshop in Lagos.  The certificate certificate course was also offered a second time at ASU Sky Song to a group of executives.

The term circular economy is gaining traction in the private sector across Europe and the United States as a new approach to transitioning product and service development, urban infrastructure building and economic development around maximum resource efficiency and effectiveness by closing loops in both design and disposal of products and materials. The ethical circular economy emphasizes social values, impact, and equity in addition to the traditional approach to circular economy. For developing economies of sub-Saharan Africa, the term may hold a different meaning given that these economies are heavily reliant on importation of finished products from manufacturing powers like China, the United Kingdom and the United States. For this reason, contextualizing the circular economy concept to align with local conditions becomes an important component of this course.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.