STARS

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a transparent selfreporting framework developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) to benchmark an institution’s sustainability performance over time. This allows colleges and universities to record and compare their progress internally, as well as how they measure against other institutions. Reporting includes all the information from our annual GHG inventory but also accounts for less tangible (but equally important) aspects of sustainability such as outreach, policies, and co-curriculum. The University of Oregon is currently ranked at silver status, indicating that the institution has already done some great work, but many opportunities for improvement still remain.