Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Appalachian State Earns Gold STARS in National Sustainability Assessment

Appalachian State University earned a Gold rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting tool for colleges and universities to measure sustainability progress in education and research, operations, and planning, administration, and engagement. Appalachian State received points for water conservation initiatives, integrating a commitment to sustainability within the school’s strategic plan, and facilitating socially and environmentally-responsible investments. Appalachian State joins three other University of North Carolina institutions participating in STARS, including UNC-Chapel Hill, which earned a Silver rating in 2011. Read more »