Since December 2009, the Sustainability Committee adopted and has
focused on Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System
(STARS®) which is a transparent, self-reporting framework for
colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward
sustainability. STARS was developed by the Association for the
Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) with
broad participation from our nation’s higher education community.
More STARS information can be found on the web site www.aashe.org
STARS is designed to:
Provide a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors
of higher education.
Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions
using a common set of measurements developed with broad
participation from our nation’s higher education sustainability
Create incentives for continual improvement toward
Facilitate information sharing about higher education
sustainability practices and performance.
Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability
St. John’s along with 240 other colleges and universities have
signed up to participate in STARS
1.2, which was launched on February 8th, 2012.
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view the 2010 Greenhouse Gas Inventory.