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 […]

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 […]