AASHE STARS

Spring 2014 Campus Sustainability Projects

During the spring 2014 semester, the ENVS 187 Campus Sustainability course focused on key operational aspects of campus sustainability using our own campus as a case study. This Service-Learning course was co-taught by Tarah Rowse and Elizabeth Palchak with Gioia Thompson as the lead instructor.

UVM Reports STARS Gold from AASHE

The University of Vermont has received the prestigious STARS gold rating, the highest designation, from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. 

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System is a comprehensive measurement tool designed to advance sustainability in all sectors of higher education. UVM scored well particularly in credits for research, co-curricular education, water use reduction and initiatives to address diversity and affordability. [Read More from University Communications]

Planning, Administration & Engagement

The Planning, Administration & Engagement (PAE) section of STARS covers the policy side of sustainability efforts on campus.  This includes: coordination and planning, diversity and affordability; human resources; investment; and public engagement.

The following summary pie chart illustrates how many points UVM may get for each credit by the amount that each piece of the pie is filled in:

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UVM Receives STARS Gold Rating for Sustainability Efforts - Ranks Among Top 12 Percent of All Rated Institutions

The University of Vermont has received its second Gold rating from STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System for higher education. The university’s score of 70.87 placed it among the top 12 percent of all rated institutions.

Campus Sustainability Course (ENVS 187)

The Campus Sustainability course has been offered since spring 2005 through the Environmental Program.  First taught as a special topics course by various UVM staff and faculty members, it received a permanent course code of ENVS 187 in 2011.

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