News Category: STARS News

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 […]

STARS Reports Shared with The Princeton Review

A list of STARS Reports that have been shared with The Princeton Review to inform its 2021 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 […]

Data Sharing Deadline: March 5, 2021

AASHE has a longstanding collaboration 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. We are following the same process in 2021 as in the previous […]

STARS Update: February 2021

Access the STARS Update for February 2021 here. Contents Data Sharing Reminder New Introductory Videos Data Quality Resources for Your Report Last Day to Submit for STARS Version 2.1 Pandemic Period Reporting Guidance Hardship Discount Hey Share the Future of STARS Resources You can subscribe to the quarterly STARS Update via the AASHE Portal. If […]

Call for Governance Applications

Consider lending your time and talents to one of two governance opportunities. Submit an application today to join the STARS Steering Committee or the AASHE Advisory Council! Applications are accepted through Oct. 26 at 11:59 p.m. ET. STARS Steering Committee The STARS Steering Committee (SC) approves updates and revisions to the technical content of STARS, including […]

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 June 30, 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 […]