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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 v2.0

University of Missouri, Kansas City

Kansas City, MO, US


Rating Score Liaison Submission Date Executive Letter
Expired Expired R. Johnston March 10, 2014 Download
UMKC Dining Services is committed to doing their part to keep the campus green while providing nutritious and innovative dining to the entire university community. Efforts include recycling more than 500 pounds of cardboard every ... read more
Credit Status
Food and Beverage Purchasing Complete
Low Impact Dining Not Pursuing
Maintenance of grass, flowerbeds, shrubs, rain gardens, trees and irrigation systems plus snow and ice removal on 12.3 miles of sidewalks, 300 plus steps, handicap ramps, and bus stops. Landscaping Services also keeps the ... read more
Credit Status
Landscape Management Complete
Biodiversity Complete
UMKC’s green transportation initiatives include integrating student, faculty and staff all-access bus passes, increasing the number of bike racks and amenities, and developing a multi-modal parking structure to support cycling, bus commuting, pedestrians, ride-share ... read more
Credit Status
Campus Fleet Complete
Student Commute Modal Split Complete
Employee Commute Modal Split Complete
Support for Sustainable Transportation Complete
UMKC’s Volker and Hospital Hill campuses recycle cardboard, paper, aluminum, plastic, scrap metal batteries, toner cartridges, oil, organics, glass, electronics, C and D waste and much more. Through partnerships with Bridging the Gap, a ... read more
Credit Status
Waste Minimization Complete
Waste Diversion Complete
Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion Complete
Hazardous Waste Management Complete
Credit Status
Water Use Complete
Rainwater Management Complete
Wastewater Management Not Pursuing
UMKC’s commitment to sustainability is visible across the entire campus. The UMKC Sustainability Team is active with over 140 members campus-wide comprised of students, faculty and staff. The new Student Union and Herman and ... read more
Credit Status
Sustainability Coordination Complete
Sustainability Planning Complete
Governance Complete
As an urban institution, the University of Missouri – Kansas City (UMKC) has the opportunity to set new standards in higher education by accomplishing what very few institutions can claim--a diverse faculty, staff and student body ... read more
Credit Status
Diversity and Equity Coordination Complete
Assessing Diversity and Equity Complete
Support for Underrepresented Groups Complete
Support for Future Faculty Diversity Complete
Affordability and Access Complete
Credit Status
Innovation 1 Not Pursuing
Innovation 2 Not Started
Innovation 3 Not Started
Innovation 4 Not Started

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.