STARS Sessions at GCSHE 2020

AASHE’s 2020 Global Conference on Sustainability in Higher Education (GCSHE) will include a variety of STARS-related sessions, including the following: Date Time Title Tuesday, 10/20/20 12:15 – 1:30 PM ET STARS Clinic Tuesday, 10/20/20 2:30 – 3:30 PM ET Big Schools, Big Headaches: Completing STARS and Catalyzing Change at Large Universities Tuesday, 10/20/20 2:30 – 3:30 […]

Updated Guidance on Reporting During the Pandemic

AASHE has published updated guidance on STARS reporting and COVID-19 in the Help Center. The pandemic is likely to impact the data you report to STARS in a variety of ways. For example, the number of employees and students on campus may have dropped dramatically during certain periods, impacting commuting figures and weighted campus user […]

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 […]

How Do STARS, UI GreenMetric and THE Impact Rankings Compare?

In response to inquiries from members, AASHE has produced a document summarizing the major features of the three most widely used international higher education sustainability reporting and assessment frameworks. It is intended to highlight the similarities and differences between the platforms and help institutions decide which of these programs to participate in. Download the publication.

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 […]