Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS)

Mount Union is Assessing its current level of sustainability and is a pilot campus for the AASHE STARS program.STARS

STARS is a voluntary, self-reporting framework for gauging relative progress toward sustainability for colleges and universities. STARS is designed to:

  • Provide a guide for advancing sustainability in all sectors of higher education, from governance and operations to academics and community engagement.
  • Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions by establishing a common standard of measurement for sustainability in higher education.
  • Create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability.
  • Facilitate information sharing about higher education sustainability practices and performance.
  • Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community and promote a comprehensive understanding of sustainability that includes its social, economic and environmental dimensions.

 

 

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