News Category: STARS News

EOY Discount and 2024 STARS Cohort

AASHE is making available two opportunities to support participation in STARS: EOY Discount for New STARS Subscribers AASHE is offering a 20 percent discount through December 31, 2023, to institutions without a current STARS subscription. This offer is only applicable to new STARS Full Access subscriptions, not renewals (which are already substantially discounted). The discount cannot […]

STARS 3.0 Consultative Weighting Exercise

As one of the last steps in the development of the next version of STARS, AASHE is inviting participation in a consultative weighting exercise. This short survey is designed to give the broader AASHE community a voice in the process of weighting the categories and impact areas to be included in STARS 3.0, which is slated […]

STARS Reports Shared With The Princeton Review

A list of STARS Reports that have been shared with The Princeton Review to inform its 2024 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 […]

Opportunity to be Included in the Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges

As in past years, AASHE is collaborating with The Princeton Review to allow colleges and universities to use the STARS Reporting Tool to share their sustainability data for potential inclusion in their annual Guide to Green Colleges. To be included, institutions must have submitted a valid STARS report between March 4, 2020 and March 3, […]

2023 STARS Cohort and EOY Discount

Through the end of 2022, AASHE is providing two opportunities to help institutions participate in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). Sign up today to participate in the 2023 STARS Cohort Program and/or receive a 20% discount off a new STARS Full Access subscription. STARS Cohort Program The STARS Cohort program is designed […]

Sierra Cool Schools Announcement and Other Data Sharing Opportunities

Since 2012, AASHE has collaborated with Sierra and The Princeton Review to allow colleges and universities 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. In December 2021, Sierra announced that it has opted to discontinue publishing […]

Call for STARS Governance Applications

Applications are currently being accepted for the AASHE Advisory Council (AC) and the STARS Steering Committee (SC) through Oct. 22, 2021. Technical Committees of the AC are the primary source for input and insight regarding the content of STARS credits. The SC approves updates and revisions to the technical content of STARS, including each new version, […]

STARS Update: May 2021

Access the STARS Update for May 2021 here. Contents AASHE Welcomes Two New Platinum Institutions STARS 3.0 Development Study Documents the Positive Impacts of STARS Last Day to Submit Under STARS 2.1 is May 30 Hardship Discount Resources You can subscribe to the quarterly STARS Update via the AASHE Portal. If don’t already have a […]

AASHE Welcomes Two New STARS Platinum Institutions 

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and University of California, Berkeley are the latest institutions to earn a Platinum rating under the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). These accomplishments highlight recent sustainability advancements these institutions have made, both on campus and in their respective communities.  State University of […]

Study Documents the Positive Impacts of STARS

A recently published article in the Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal (Minutolo, Ivanova, & Cong, M. 2021: Signaling sustainability: impact that learning how to report has on enrollment, endowment and emissions of North American higher education institutions) has found that using STARS as a reporting framework results in improved institutional performance: In summary, the results from this […]