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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.

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Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Sept. 12, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Colorado State University
ER-18: Sustainability Research Incentives

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Nik Olsen
Assistant Director of Administrative Communications
Office of the President
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Does the institution have a program to encourage student sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage student research in sustainability:

The University previously distributed the Green Dream Team to support extra-curricular activities of student researchers and student research teams related to environmental and sustainable fields. This includes qualified and exemplary students pursuing research, internships, or other opportunities for growth that focus on sustainability and global health and development.

Funding for student sustainability research was then moved to the new Student Sustainability Center in the School of Global Environmental Sustainability and dispersed as the Green Fund.


The website URL where information about the student research program is available:
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Does the institution have a program to encourage faculty sustainability research that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

A brief description of the institution’s program(s) to encourage faculty research in sustainability:

The SuperClusters is a CSU innovative strategy to incentivize research in three key areas; clean energy, infectious disease, and cancer. A Supercluster is a multidisciplinary alliance that integrates experts from many fields with the goal of improving quality of life - by taking research innovations to the global marketplace more efficiently and at an accelerated pace.

The program offers financial, administrative, and legal support for research in those areas - with a special emphasis on research that contributes to a healthier - more sustainable - environment.

The University also offers Global Challenges Research Team Grants and Fellowships through the School of Global Environmental Sustainability. SoGES, funds research projects that are interdisciplinary in nature, involving faculty members and researchers from across colleges. These projects focus on at least two of the school’s research focal areas including climate change and energy; food security; environmental institutions and governance; land and water resources; sustainable communities; and biodiversity, conservation and management. http://www.news.colostate.edu/Release/5774


The website URL where information about the faculty research program is available:

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.