AASHE STARS program: I. Introduction (2 minutes) A. Brief explanation of what AASHE (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education) is. B. Description of the STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) program. II. Importance of STARS (3 minutes) A. Explanation of why STARS is a significant benchmarking tool for universities and colleges. B. Overview of how STARS promotes sustainability in higher education. III. Components of the STARS Rating System (7 minutes) A. Discuss the four main categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning & Administration. B. Briefly explain each category and provide examples for each. C. Highlight the Innovation & Leadership category. IV. The Process of Earning a STARS Rating (5 minutes) A. Step-by-step guide on how an institution can earn a STARS rating. B. Discuss the importance of data collection and the tools provided by AASHE. C. Discuss the STARS review process and how the rating is determined. D. Discuss the validity period and renewal process of a STARS rating. V. Benefits of a STARS Rating (2 minutes) A. Discuss how STARS rating can improve an institution’s sustainability efforts. B. Explain how the STARS rating can enhance an institution’s reputation and appeal to potential students and faculty. VI. Conclusion (1 minute) A. Reiterate the importance of STARS in promoting sustainability in higher education. B. Encourage participants to consider how they can contribute to their institution’s sustainability efforts and potentially aim for a STARS rating.   3rd Party Certification Disclaimer
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Last Updated:August 4, 2023