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 […]

NEW Video Series: STARS Data Accuracy

The STARS Data Accuracy Video Series highlights data quality tips and resources for credits in the latest version of STARS. The STARS Help Center launched in 2019, and we’ve steadily been adding credit articles to answer FAQs, list common issues, and provide reporting examples for specific credits.  This year, we’re excited to share a brand […]

STARS 2.2 Data Quality Boot Camp

January 29, 2020 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST (Free) The STARS 2.2 Data Quality Boot Camp webinar will help you submit a high-quality STARS Version 2.2 report in time for the March 6, 2020 Sustainable Campus Index, Princeton Review and Sierra data sharing deadlines. Every STARS report undergoes a standard collaborative review and […]

STARS data sharing deadlines for 2020

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.  Based on the positive response to the […]

Vision for STARS 3.0

The STARS Steering Committee has approved a Vision for STARS 3.0. This vision is intended to guide the development of the new version, with the process expected to take at least two years. Later in the process, a complete draft version of STARS 3.0 will be circulated for public comment.        

Call for Leadership Applications

We are now accepting applications for the STARS Steering Committee and the AASHE Advisory Council (whose members serves as subject matter experts for STARS). Learn more about STARS governance. Since the approval of AASHE’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion policy in 2018, the organization has continued to address the need to increase diversity and inclusion, and emphasize the […]

Draft Vision for STARS 3.0

Now that STARS 2.2 is out, we are starting to think about the next major revision – STARS 3.0! To kick off and help guide that process, the STARS Steering Committee has approved a draft Vision for STARS 3.0 for public feedback. Let us know what you think in the STARS Community or by emailing […]

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 […]