Mount Union Earns STARS Silver Rating for Sustainability
December 15, 2017
PHILADELPHIA – The University of Mount Union has once again earned a silver rating by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) program of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
The STARS program is a self-reporting framework for higher education institutions to measure their sustainability efforts and performance. The purpose of this program is to provide an understanding of sustainability in higher education, create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability and build a stronger campus sustainability community.
To achieve a silver rating, an institution must earn between 45 and 64 points. Scores are based on the percentage of points earned by pursuing credits across four main categories: academics, engagement, operations and planning and administration. Credits vary by the number of points they are worth, but are allocated by the impact, not the difficulty, of earning a credit.
The University of Mount Union last earned a silver rating in October 2014 for its sustainability efforts on campus.