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 University Participating in Sustainability Tracking Program

Posted on Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2010

The Office of Sustainability at Santa Clara University is currently collecting data about Santa Clara's sustainability initiatives. The data will be compiled and reported publicly via the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS).

STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability. It was developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) with broad participation from the higher education community.

STARS explores institutional sustainability in three main areas: education & research, campus operations, and planning, administration, & engagement. Santa Clara University  was a pilot participant in the early stages of STARS, and provided feedback about the program. In the spring quarter and summer, the Office of Sustainability will spearhead data collection, with the help of the Sustainability Council and numerous campus stakeholders.

Visit the STARS web site to learn more about the program, or contact Lindsey Cromwell Kalkbrenner if you would like to be involved in data collection and analysis at Santa Clara.

Tags: Climate Neutrality, Commitments and Policies, Curriculum, Energy, Program Highlights, Research