Log In
  • AASHE-STARS

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

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.45
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Haverford College
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jesse Lytle
Chief of Staff
Office of the President
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Climate and Environmental Data Rescue

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

On February 18th, Haverford organized more than 50 volunteers from the Tri-Co community and beyond gathered in Magill Library to join a nationwide effort to protect vulnerable federal climate and environmental data. This effort, coordinated by the DataRefuge Project, brings together people with a range of skills to create trustworthy copies of federal data that will be accessible for research.

Out of concern that essential scientific data around climate change and related sustainability topics would be removed from public access via government websites (EPA, NOAA, etc.) and limit scholarly engagement in these areas, troves of climate data have been saved through this project and will be made available to continue to advance critical research.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
---

The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
---

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.