Colorado State University was the first institution to earn a Platinum rating in STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) in 2015. Since then, CSU has earned two more Platinum ratings and is currently the only institution with three.
STARS is considered the most comprehensive and well-respected sustainability assessment for colleges and universities with 990 institutions taking part on 6 continents. STARS is administered by AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education).
Platinum Review Protocol
STARS consists of over 1,000 individual text and data fields covering four inclusive categories:
- Academics and Research
- Planning and Administration
A third party review is conducted and AASHE staff also review each Platinum STARS submission to ensure credits meet criteria as part of the Platinum review process.
To see the CSU STARS report in full, please visit the Platinum Report on the AASHE website.
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