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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 Eric Boles
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
PA-2: Sustainability Planning

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Carlos Ochoa
Director
Office for Sustainability

Criteria

Institution has current and formal plans to advance sustainability. The plan(s) cover one or more of the following areas: 

  • Curriculum 
  • Research (or other scholarship appropriate for the institution) 
  • Campus Engagement 
  • Public Engagement 
  • Air & Climate 
  • Buildings 
  • Dining Services/Food 
  • Energy 
  • Grounds 
  • Purchasing 
  • Transportation 
  • Waste 
  • Water 
  • Diversity & Affordability 
  • Health, Wellbeing & Work 
  • Investment 
  • Other 

The plan(s) may include measurable objectives with corresponding strategies and timeframes to achieve the objectives. 

The criteria may be met by any combination of formally adopted 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 ⅙ point for each of the areas listed for which they have formally adopted plans and an additional ⅙ point if the plans include at least one measurable objective with corresponding strategies and timeframes. 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 current and formally adopted plan(s). 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.