Points of Distinction (3.0)

Credit Language

PRE 2: Points of Distinction – Version 3.0

Questions & Answers

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

Minimal changes. A comprehensive list of differences can be found in the STARS 3.0 Summary of changes.

Is this credit required?

This credit is optional.

What is the intention behind this credit?

Institutions working in STARS 2.2 have the opportunity to highlight up to three programs or accomplishments that display leadership in sustainability. Participants use this section to help tell their sustainability story and publicize key initiatives whose impact and importance might not otherwise be sufficiently featured in the report. In addition, AASHE may use the responses to this section to identify and promote unique initiatives. This credit is optional to complete. 

If images are uploaded, how will they be used?

AASHE uses images submitted under this credit in our efforts to promote and recognize good practices and reporting examples. For example, images uploaded by institutions have been incorporated in the annual Sustainable Campus Index. Images are used in connection with the institution being featured, and AASHE provides attribution and photographer credit as appropriate. 

Suggestions for Institutions

  • Reference sustainability achievements that you would like to see mentioned in a public news story or publication. 
  • Include high-resolution image(s).

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