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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
ER-15: Sustainability Research Identification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Christian Wells
Office of Sustainability
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Has the institution developed a definition of sustainability research?:

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

The term sustainability refers to the capacity to meet the social, economic, and environmental needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

This definition was decided upon by the Sustainability Initiative Steering Committee under the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President.

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

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

Websites and program descriptions were used in identifying sustainability research initiatives on campus. Faculty involved in sustainability research were self-identified through email contact. News and events can be submitted and updated frequently online.

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

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.