“Never underestimate the power of a small group of committed people to change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”
- Margaret Mead
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS®) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability. STARS was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community.
STARS is designed to:
The STARS framework is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges and universities in the United States and Canada – from community colleges to research universities, and from institutions just starting their sustainability programs to long-time campus sustainability leaders. STARS encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability.
STARS 1.0, which launched on January 19, 2010, after a three-year development process, is the first version of STARS in which participants can earn a Rating.
The pdf file below will give you a high level overview of the STARS rating system. If you would like the file in PowerPoint format, please contact Stefanie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stark State College's initial projected credit count indicates that a BRONZE level could be reached. Please see the full count below. Note that this is only a projection!