STARS Silver

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STARS SilverThe SIU Sustainability Office has completed and submitted our report for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) – and finished with a ranking of Silver!

STARS is a points-based system of benchmarking efforts at sustainability in three comprehensive areas: Education & Research; Operations; and Planning, Administration & Engagement.

The information gathering for this assessment took a full year and required cooperation from a number of campus departments and offices. The resulting report not only highlights some of the tremendously positive sustainability work happening here at SIU, but also indicates where further progress can be made.

STARS is a fully transparent reporting system, and all information supplied is available for viewing at SIU Carbondale’s page on STARS website.

From the thousands of institutions of higher learning worldwide, more than 800 on six continents have registered to participate in AASHE’s STARS program and only about 230 have achieved a ranking of silver or above. You can view the full list of STARS institutions and their respective reports here.