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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 Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Beth McGrew
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Cincinnati
ER-T2-1: Student Group

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Claire Sweigart
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have an active student group focused on sustainability?:
Yes

The name and a brief description of each student group:

UC has a number of student groups which focus on various aspects of sustainability. These include: Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection; Students for Ecological Design; US Green Building Council Students; Garden Club; Preservation Action Network; Engineers Without Borders; Yoga for the Soul; Vegetarian Health Club; and Serve Beyond Cincinnati. These student groups come together to share knowledge and ideas as Sustain UC.


List up to 4 notable recent activities or accomplishments of student group(s):

Each year the groups work together as Sustain UC to organize a weekend-long, off-campus sustainability leadership retreat during the Fall semester. In Spring 2013, Leaders for Environmental Awareness and Protection (LEAP) spearheaded an effort to put on a Sustain UC Fair, which featured sustainability-themed carnival games from various student groups and community organizations. LEAP also hosted a large event for Food Day in Fall 2012 featuring free food and a photo-petition for the Real Food Challenge. Also during the 2012-2013 school year, UC's Engineers Without Borders group worked to build a two room school building in Burere, Tanzania.


List other student groups that address sustainability:
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The website URL where information about student group(s) 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.