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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 Gold
Overall Score 65.93
Liaison Srinivasan Raghavan
Submission Date Feb. 24, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of Missouri
IN-1: Innovation 1

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alicia LaVaute
Sr. Recycling & Waste Minimization Specialist
Sustainability Office
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Title or keywords related to the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Energy Strategies Student Advisory Group (ESSAG)

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

The ESSAG is advising MU in advancing its leadership in the production and usage of environmentally, fiscally and socially responsible energy; including providing related educational and research. It is comprised mostly of students from the Missouri Student Association, Missouri Energy Action Committee, Sustain Mizzou and the Graduate Professional Council. The leaders in this group include the director and superintendent of the MU Power Plant and the Vice Chancellor for operations. This type of advising group is unique to higher education, we have not been able to find a campus that has a resemblance of this way to consider campus energy options with a small group of students, staff, and power plant directors.


A brief description of any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation (if not reported above):

The students in ESSAG give presentations to their peers and discuss campus energy. The ESSAG is also putting out survey's to gauge student interest in renewable energy and their understanding of our power plant. This group in the future will begin to work with the company Confluence to run energy option models for campus.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
Which of the following STARS subcategories does the innovation most closely relate to? (Select all that apply up to a maximum of 5):
Yes or No
Curriculum ---
Research ---
Campus Engagement Yes
Public Engagement ---
Air & Climate ---
Buildings ---
Dining Services ---
Energy Yes
Grounds ---
Purchasing ---
Transportation ---
Waste ---
Water ---
Coordination, Planning & Governance Yes
Diversity & Affordability ---
Health, Wellbeing & Work ---
Investment ---

Other topic(s) that the innovation relates to that are not listed above:
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
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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.