STARS 2.2 Released

We’re excited to announce the release of STARS 2.2, the latest version of the rating system. This new version features: A new “Points of Distinction” section to allow participants to highlight their most notable sustainability programs, initiatives or accomplishments. Simplified criteria for some credits that have proven to be particularly time-intensive (e.g., the Food and […]

STARS reports shared with Sierra magazine

A list of STARS Reports that have been shared with Sierra magazine to inform its 2019 Cool Schools rankings is available here. These institutions will also be considered for inclusion in AASHE’s 2019 Sustainable Campus Index (along with other rated institutions that have not opted to share data with Sierra). If your institution is not listed […]

STARS 2.2 data collection templates

In advance of the release of STARS 2.2, AASHE has published new templates to assist your institution with data collection. The files are available in Forms & Templates and include: A text file for each v.2.2 credit to make it simple to create your own data collection forms. A faculty survey template to ask academic […]

New STARS Online Community

AASHE is pleased to announce the launch of the STARS Community in AASHE Connect, the online platform for higher education sustainability leaders to connect, communicate and collaborate with peers. This new community is the perfect place to ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and share resources with other STARS participants.  To join the discussion, log into the […]

Earn your STARS rating faster: Avoid the most common mistakes

If you’ve submitted a STARS report in the last couple of years, then you know what it’s like to hit that submit button and then sit back and wait. After each report is submitted, AASHE staff provide a review of about a third of all credits to ensure that credit criteria are satisfied. This review […]

Preview STARS 2.2, the next version of the rating system

AASHE is pleased to make available a preview of STARS 2.2, to be formally launched this spring. A Summary of Changes is also available. Please note that this is not an official release. We are making this advance copy available in response to participant requests to have access to the new version for planning purposes. […]

STARS Data Quality Boot Camp Webinar Series

Expanded from last year, the STARS Data Quality Boot Camp webinar series will help you gain the insights you need to submit a high-quality STARS report in time for the 2019 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra data sharing deadlines. Every STARS 2.1 report undergoes a standard collaborative review and revision process intended to […]

Act by March 1, 2019 to be included in Sierra magazine’s Cool Schools ranking and The Princeton Review’s Guide to Green Colleges

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. The deadline for inclusion in both rankings, […]

New Streamlined Review Template Now Available

STARS includes incentives to encourage institutions to complete an assurance process that successfully identifies and resolves inconsistencies prior to submitting its STARS Report. To help facilitate pre-submission assurance, AASHE publishes a STARS Review Template. The template highlights common issues that AASHE staff have identified during standard post-submission reviews. Download the revised STARS Review Template in MS […]