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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 Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:
Yes

A copy of the institution's definition of sustainability research:

The sustainability committee has adopted the following definition of sustainability research:

Sustainability research focuses on a key principle of sustainability (such as social equity or environmental stewardship); addresses a sustainability challenge (such as climate change or poverty); or furthers our understanding of the interconnectedness of societal and environmental challenges. Sustainability research leads toward solutions that support economic prosperity, social well-being, and ecological health.


Has the institution identified its sustainability research activities and initiatives?:
Yes

A brief description of the methodology the institution followed to complete the inventory:

Completed keyword/title searches within the research database for a number of sustainability related words. Sustainability staff audited the results to be sure that research fit within the definition adopted by the sustainability committee.


Does the institution make its sustainability research inventory publicly available online?:
Yes

The website URL where the sustainability research inventory is posted (required if claiming Part 3 of the credit):

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.