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 […]

May 30, 2021 is the Last Day to Submit Under STARS 2.1

STARS 2.1 will be retired at the end of this month in favor of STARS 2.2, which was released in 2019.  If your institution is planning to submit a report under version 2.1, it must do so before May 31, 2021. Otherwise, a user with administrative access should upgrade to version 2.2 from within the […]

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 […]

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 […]