News Category: STARS News

Ratings Extended Due to COVID-19

We understand that campuses are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and we are doing our best to offer additional help and flexibility. Toward that end, STARS reports expiring between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021 have been extended by 6 months (180 days). This additional time can be used to work with data providers […]

AASHE Welcomes Four New STARS Platinum Institutions

Arizona State University, Cornell University, Université de Sherbrooke, and University of Connecticut are the latest institutions to earn a Platinum rating under the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). This accomplishment highlights recent sustainability advancements these institutions have made, both on campus and in their respective communities. These institutions join five other STARS Platinum institutions: […]

STARS Reports Shared with Sierra Magazine

The following STARS reports have been shared with Sierra magazine to inform its 2020 Cool Schools ranking. Data sharing is optional and an institution must opt-in to participate. Information about eligibility and timeframes is available in the STARS Help Center. Institution Name STARS version Submit Date American University 2.2 2020-03-06 Amherst College 2.1 2019-03-01 Antioch […]

STARS Aligned Publication Released

Find out how you can use STARS to best communicate your institution’s impact on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with our newest publication, STARS Aligned: Using the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System to Report on Contributions to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. Read the STARS Aligned Publication

STARS Reports Shared with The Princeton Review

A list of STARS Reports that have been shared with The Princeton Review to inform its 2020 Guide to Green Colleges is posted below. Information about eligibility and timeframes is available in the STARS Help Center. If you have any questions about reporting to The Princeton Review, including the identity of the designated data contact for […]

STARS 2.2 Data Quality Boot Camp

January 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST (Free) The STARS 2.2 Data Quality Boot Camp webinar will help you submit a high-quality STARS Version 2.2 report in time for the March 6, 2020 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra data sharing deadlines. Every STARS report undergoes a standard collaborative review and […]

STARS data sharing deadlines for 2020

Since 2012, AASHE has collaborated with Sierra and The Princeton Review to allow colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada to use the STARS Reporting Tool to share their sustainability data for potential inclusion in Sierra‘s Cool Schools ranking and The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges.  Based on the positive response to the […]

Vision for STARS 3.0

The STARS Steering Committee has approved a Vision for STARS 3.0. This vision is intended to guide the development of the new version, with the process expected to take at least two years. Later in the process, a complete draft version of STARS 3.0 will be circulated for public comment.        

Call for Leadership Applications

We are now accepting applications for the STARS Steering Committee and the AASHE Advisory Council (whose members serves as subject matter experts for STARS). Learn more about STARS governance. Since the approval of AASHE’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policy in 2018, the organization has continued to address the need to increase diversity and inclusion, and emphasize the […]

Draft Vision for STARS 3.0

Now that STARS 2.2 is out, we are starting to think about the next major revision – STARS 3.0! To kick off and help guide that process, the STARS Steering Committee has approved a draft Vision for STARS 3.0 for public feedback. Let us know what you think in the STARS Community or by emailing […]