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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 Silver
Overall Score 50.89
Liaison Nicholas Kordesch
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

San Francisco State University
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.50 / 4.00 Rachelle Caterson
Student Assistant
Office of Sustainability

Criteria

Institution has published one or more written plans that include measurable sustainability objectives addressing one or more of the following areas:

  • Curriculum
  • Research
  • Campus Engagement
  • Public Engagement
  • Air & Climate
  • Buildings
  • Energy
  • Food & Dining
  • Grounds
  • Purchasing
  • Transportation
  • Waste
  • Water
  • Diversity & Affordability
  • Investment & Finance
  • Wellbeing & Work
  • Other (e.g. arts and culture or technology)

 The criteria may be met by any combination of published plans, for example:

  • Strategic plan or equivalent guiding document
  • Campus master plan or physical campus plan
  • Sustainability plan
  • Climate action plan
  • Human resources strategic plan
  • Diversity plan

 For institutions that are a part of a larger system, plans developed at the system level are eligible for this credit.


Applicability

This credit applies to all institutions. 


Scoring

Institutions earn 0.25 points for each of the areas listed for which they have published plans that include at least one measurable sustainability objective. Note that points are awarded based on the breadth of topics covered by one or more plans, not the number of plans the institution has published. A maximum of 4 points is available for this credit.

For scoring example, see the STARS Technical Manual.

 


Measurement

Timeframe

Report on the institution’s published plan(s) at the time of submission. Draft documents are not eligible for this credit.    

Sampling and Data Standards

Not applicable

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.