STARS — Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System — is considered the most comprehensive and well-respected sustainability assessment for colleges and universities. STARS is provided by AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.
Colorado State University is internationally known for its green initiatives and clean-energy research including alternative fuels, clean engines, photovoltaics, smart-grid technology, water resources, and satellite-based atmospheric monitoring and tracking systems. It's also well known for its sustainability efforts on campus and abroad.
Events on campus
In the Metro Denver area alone, trees provide $551 million in property value increases, energy savings, carbon storage and other benefits each year. But urban and community trees there and throughout Colorado face ongoing threats from exotic insects and other factors, according to a report released today.
To help train professionals for careers in greenhouse gas emissions of businesses, CSU has launched a new Masters of Greenhouse Gas Management and Accounting degree that combines environmental knowledge with quantitative and technical skills.
Colorado State University is hosting an intensive laboratory testing campaign for biomass cookstoves this month as part of a $1.5 million study on the air quality, climate and health effects of cookstove smoke.