Participatory Budgeting (3.0)

This is an optional Innovation & Leadership (IL) credit. IL credits recognize institutions that are seeking innovative solutions to sustainability challenges and demonstrating sustainability leadership in ways that are not otherwise captured in STARS. Scoring in the Innovation and Leadership section is capped at 10 bonus points total.

Credit Language

IL 49: Participatory Budgeting – version 3.0

Questions & Answers

How has this credit changed between STARS Version 2 and Version 3?

This is a new bonus credit in STARS. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Work with your institution’s governance bodies and/or similar to determine whether participatory budgeting is in place, and/or to consider pursuing such efforts.

Potential Data Quality Issues

  • Documentation must be provided on participatory budgeting processes within the previous three years to support each Yes response for students, academic staff and/or non-academic staff.

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