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 New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and University of California, Berkeley join nine other STARS Platinum institutions: Arizona State University, Colorado State University, Cornell University, Stanford University, Thompson Rivers University, Université de Sherbrooke, University of California Irvine, University of Connecticut, and University of New Hampshire.
Points of Distinction
State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry Points of Distinction:
- A partnership with three State University of New York New York colleges to develop a State Center for Sustainable Materials Management
- A student team design for a net-zero energy building that won the US DOE Solar Decathlon
- A new Clean Energy Master Plan and Video funded through a grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA).
University of California, Berkeley Points of Distinction:
- Fifty-five student sustainability related groups are in place at UC Berkeley, covering a wide breadth of topics ranging from sustainability-focused consulting to supporting environmentalists of color.
- Recent advancements in climate action in operations include a comprehensive update to the UC Berkeley Sustainability Plan and the launch of a campus energy decarbonization initiative.
- Environmental Change, Sustainability, and Justice included as one of six signature initiatives in UC Berkeley’s updated Strategic Academic Plan.
- Learn more in University of California, Berkeley’s recent news article.