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STARS

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS®) is a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability.

Each STARS rating is an indication of sustainability leadership; Campuses can use a STARS logo with their rating level on their website and print materials. The STARS rating means that an institution has gone through a comprehensive process of collecting and publicly reporting information related to their sustainability performance. AASHE's aim is to have STARS be recognized as the consistent tool of measuring sustainability in higher education.

Institutions earn points in three main categories: Education & Research; Operations; and Planning, Administration & Engagement. Each of these categories includes subcategories such as Purchasing, Curriculum, Energy, and Human Resources. There is also an Innovation category to recognize pioneering practices that aren’t covered by other STARS credits.

Learn more: STARS websiteExternal Site

Conformity assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

Conformity with STARS's standard is verified by n/a - no verification / certification is required.

Certification / registration required

Applicants register for the ecolabel in order to use the label (but certification is not required)

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

Name

AASHE

Member of

Unknown

Type

Non-profit

Also manages

None.


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  • Social and environmental attributes
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Ecolabel development | How were the standards for this ecolabel developed?

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  • Type of standard-setting process, external stakeholders, and funding sources

Conformity Assessment | How is compliance with this ecolabel's standard ensured?

  • Requirements to achieve certification (i.e. chain of custody, site visits, metrics)
  • Audit / surveillance requirements
  • Duration of certification, time to achieve certification

Managing organization | Who manages this ecolabel?

  • Contact details, primary contact
  • Organizational details including year established, funding, and governance

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  • Target audience (consumers / retailers / manufacturers / etc)

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Year ecolabel est. 2010

Classification | Who, what, where

Product categories this ecolabel applies to
Other

Other categories: schools


Where this ecolabel is found
Canada United States



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Last updated: 26 May 2016