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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.


STARS v2.1

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, CA, US

Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Reporter Sara McKinstry March 2, 2018 Download

At UC San Diego, we aren’t afraid to tackle big ideas. Our academic programs, taught by leading experts, prepare students to stand out and lead change. http://ucsd.edu/academics/

Credit Status
Academic Courses Complete
Learning Outcomes Complete
Undergraduate Program Complete
Graduate Program Complete
Immersive Experience Complete
Sustainability Literacy Assessment Not Pursuing
Incentives for Developing Courses Complete
Campus as a Living Laboratory Complete

UC San Diego is committed to reaching carbon neutrality for Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2025 and for Scope 3 emissions by 2050.

Credit Status
Greenhouse Gas Emissions Complete
Outdoor Air Quality Complete
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete

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.