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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 Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
Tier2-8: Themed Semester or Year

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution chosen a sustainability-related theme for its themed semester, year, or first-year experience during the past three years?:
Yes

A brief description of the themed semester, year, or first-year experience:

Honors College Colloquim - "Global Challenges for a Sustainable Future" with Dr. Christian Wells, Director, Office of Sustainability. Required for all Honors College students. Events take place throughout the academic year with sustainability as the central theme.

OCTOBER 8, 2010 (1:00‐2:30 PM), Threshold 1: Food (change in land use, biodiversity loss, chemical pollution, biogeochemical flows)
Tom Crisman, Department of Integrative Biology
Laurel Graham, Department of Sociology

NOVEMBER 5, 2010 (1:00‐2:30 PM), Threshold 2: Water (global freshwater use, water scarcity, hydrological system disruption)
Maya Trotz, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Mark Rains, Department of Geology

FEBRUARY 4, 2011 (1:00‐2:30 PM), Threshold 3: Energy (fossil fuels, renewable energy, green building)
Yogi Goswami, Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering
Daniel Yeh, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

APRIL 8, 2011 (1:00‐2:30 PM), Threshold 4: Climate (stratospheric ozone depletion, ocean acidification, atmospheric aerosol loading)
Amy Stuart, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
Bob Brinkmann, Department of Geography


The sustainability-related book that was chosen, if applicable:
Rockstrom, J., W. Steffen, et al. (2009). ""A safe operating space for humanity."" Nature 461(7263): 472-475. "

The website URL where information about the theme 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.