The University of Arizona has earned its gold – a STARS Gold Rating that is. And UA is one of the few institutions in North America to gain this prestigious sustainability rating.
UA earned gold for their campus-wide sustainability efforts in three areas: education and research, operations and administration.
From UA News:
The University of Arizona has earned a STARS Gold Rating in recognition of its campus-wide sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, a group that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.
The UA is one of only 30 institutions in the U.S. and Canada to receive the association’s gold rating.
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, known as STARS, counts 173 institutions as members. Institutions do not have to be members to receive ratings.
AASHE’s STARS program is the only one of its kind that involves publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievements in three overall areas: education and research; operations; and planning, administration and engagement.
Read the entire UA News article here.