Nancy Tinker, director of facilities management and planning, recently announced that Eastern is participating in the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. The STARS assessment involves three areas: Education and Research, Operations and Planning, Administration and Engagement.
Eastern's Green Campus Committee is overseeing the administration of the STARS program, which provides a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education; enables meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the campus sustainability community; creates incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability; facilitates information sharing about higher education sustainability practices and performance; and builds a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community.
To learn more about the STARS program, visit https://stars.aashe.org/ or call Fred Loxsom at (860) 465-0368.