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Defining Polytechnic Sustainability: NAIT Case Study

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)

In 2012 the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) was the first Canadian polytechnic institute to achieve a STARS rating. Through the rating renewal process, NAIT set out to not ...

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Sustainability Implementation: A Process-Based Approach Based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle

  • Tavares Group Consulting Inc. (ON)

For too long, the implementation of sustainability has been an unknown to many organizations. Ample guidance is available about what sustainability is, what metrics should be considered, and how an ...

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STARS Town Hall (2015)

  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members, Technical Advisors, and AASHE staff who will facilitate a high-level discussion about potential improvements to the STARS ...

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Case Study of Program Review for Sustainability Offices: Benefits, Challenges, & Resources Required

  • James Madison University (VA)

Though credit is given for degrees and research activities, STARS reporting also includes a wide range of activities that lie outside the scope of activities usually included in academic program ...

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Automating Key Steps in the STARS Rating Process: Using Content Analysis to Perform Sustainability Course Inventories

  • University of Florida (FL)

This presentation focuses on a practical and innovative approach to conducting the sustainability course survey that is required of the STARS rating system. If you are a sustainability coordinator or ...

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Assessing a Sustainability Themed Strategic Plan Using STARS Data

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

Appalachian State University’s new strategic plan integrates sustainability as its core theme. Setting sustainability targets and identifying metrics used to track the effectiveness of a sustainability-themed strategic plan is ...

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The first assessment system for campus sustainability in Japan

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

The first campus sustainability assessment system in Japan was created at Hokkaido University in 2013, which covered 4 categories of management, education and research, environment, and local community. STARS by ...

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From the experience of the STARS International Pilot

  • Kyoto University

Kyoto University established Office for a Sustainable Campus in April 2013 to transform our campus from “Eco-campus” to “Sustainable campus”. Since then, in addition to our conventional efforts such as ...

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Analysis of Canadian STARS-rated Campus Sustainability Plans and Policies

  • Dalhousie University (NS)

Sustainability governance, including the creation of campus sustainability policies and plans, can help institutionalize sustainability on campus. This study aims to deepen our understanding of Canadian higher education institutions (HEIs ...

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Sustainability in Career-Technical Education: A Multiple Case Study

  • University of Idaho (ID)

This session will provide multiple case study of how three community colleges in the Pacific Northwest introduced Career and Technical Education energy programs on their campuses. Consideration was given to ...

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Researching the Researchers: Developing a Sustainability Research Inventory

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)

Developing a sustainability research inventory at a tier-one research university can prove challenging. Thousands of research faculty, inconsistencies in reporting, limited direct access to faculty and staff, and ambiguous data ...

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STARS Strategies for Large/Public Universities

  • Colorado State University (CO)

Since Colorado State first submitted a full report under STARS in 2011, the question has been continually raised about how the reporting framework might favor small private schools. After all ...

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Engage. Inspire. Act.- Pioneering Mid-Course

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Sustainability at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grew from the middle, up and out across campus over the years. Beyond the Office of Sustainability there are champions in facilities, student life ...

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STARS 101: Everything You Need to Know

  • Santa Clara University (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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STARS Advanced Workshop (2014)

  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NC)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This workshop is geared towards conference participants that would like to engage in high-level discussion about AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). AASHE staff will provide a ...

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STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment (2014)

  • Central New Mexico Community College (NM)
  • Florida Gulf Coast University (FL)
  • Loyola University Chicago (IL)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop will focus on sharing basic information about the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Program created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education ...

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Improving the Efficiency of Land Management Agencies with the use of Sustainability Assessments

  • Black Hills State University (SD)

The ability to assess the sustainability of an organization is becoming increasingly important for organizations across the globe. The tools developed for this task are as diverse as the organizations ...

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STARS Curriculum: Trends, Challenges and a Proposed Solution

  • East Tennessee State University (TN)

STARS Curriculum: Trends, Challenges and a Proposed Solution

M. Moin Uddin, Ph.D., East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

STARS (The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) curriculum subcategory ...

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So, You Think That's a Sustainability Course?!?

  • Portland State University (OR)
  • Alfred State College (NY)
  • University of Louisville (KY)
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (WI)

Considerable uncertainty haunts university sustainability officers when developing sustainability-focused and -related course identifiers. It seems everyone has an opinion about which courses qualify for the different categorizations, and why. Unresolved ...

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Campus Sustainability Assessment System at a Japanese University through STARS International Pilot

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

Campus Sustainability Assessment System 2013 for Hokkaido University was formulated not only to assess the outcome obtained by activities which we intended to carry out according to Action Plan 2012 ...

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STARS Intro. Pre-Conference Workshop: Edmonds Community College: Our Journey to (the) STARS

  • Edmonds Community College (WA)

Community colleges are a little different. We have less money per student and ever-shrinking budgets to work with. We have a revolving door of students. A successful student is usually ...

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Disciplinary Trends in Sustainability Education: Preliminary Results

  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale (IL)

This study examines disciplinary impacts and trends of sustainability education in the United States using data from AASHE STARS and the National Council for Science and the Environment. Current community ...

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Dutch National Pilot with STARS

  • Eindhoven University of Technology
  • Maastricht University
  • University of Twente
  • Utrecht University
  • Wageningen University

In 2013 six Dutch universities started participating in the STARS International Pilot. From January until June they are doing a pilot on their own to find out if STARS is ...

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A Distributed Reporting Model for Implementing STARS

  • Humboldt State University (CA)

Attendees will gain knowledge of STARS based on Humboldt State University's experience with STARS. The university earned STARS Silver on May 8, 2013.

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STARS 101 (2013)

  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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Shooting for the STARS and Beyond: Green Mountain College's Attempt to Measure Authentic Sustainability

  • Green Mountain College (VT)

At Green Mountain College we have developed a suite of metrics for measuring authentic sustainability in higher education that reaches beyond STARS, AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking and Assessment Rating System ...

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STARS Advanced Workshop: A Conversation on STARS 2.0 and Continuous Improvement

  • American University (DC)
  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop is geared towards conference participants that would like to engage in a high-level discussion about STARS 2.0. AASHE staff will share a detailed overview of major changes ...

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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) 101 (2012)

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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STARS Advanced Workshop: Strategies for Continuous Improvement

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)
  • AASHE (PA)
  • GreenerU (MA)

This workshop will take an in-depth look at what AASHE is learning from the data shared through institutional STARS Reports submitted to-date. The focus will be on lessons learned as ...

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Assessing Sustainability Literacy: An Instrument to Measure Knowledge of Environmental, Economic, and Social Sustainability

  • The Ohio State University (OH)

Properly assessing the sustainability literacy of an institution's student body is an important means of understanding the current level of student knowledge, gauging the effectiveness of sustainability focused courses ...

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STARS Introductory Workshop: Learning the Basics of Completing a Comprehensive Campus Sustainability Assessment (2012)

  • Denison University (OH)
  • AASHE (PA)

This workshop will focus on sharing basic information about the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Program created by the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE). Join ...

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Adopting STARS as a Campus Sustainability Measuring System at a Japanese University: A Case of Hokkaido University

  • Hokkaido University (Hokkaido)

STARS has various kinds of metrics which indicate campus sustainability from environmental, economic, and social point of views. This advantage of STARS consequently includes some metrics which cannot be directly ...

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The Inside View on Factors That Affect Progress Towards Sustainability in Higher Education

  • Antioch University Midwest (OH)

The magnitude of change required for most campuses to make significant progress towards sustainability is profound. In spite of the ever-increasing number of campuses hiring sustainability officers, directors, coordinators and ...

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STARS Data Sharing: Introduction to the STARS API

  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), a membership organization of colleges and universities committed to building a sustainable world, has engaged in a ...

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STARS at CSUMB - The Ins and Outs of Institutional Self Assessment and the Aftermath

  • California State University, Monterey Bay (CA)

Our University President, Dr. Dianne Harrison, was among the earliest of the signatories of the President's Climate Commitment, back in 2007. Since then, the newly-formed sustainability committee has had ...

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Sustainable Purchasing Beyond STARS

  • University of Calgary (AB)

The product categories applicable for STARS sustainable purchasing credits (computers, cleaning products and office paper) account for less than 1% of total expenditures on materials, supplies and services at the ...

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STARS Town Hall (2012)

  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members, Technical Advisors, and STARS staff who will address potential enhancements to the STARS Program as it moves ...

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SustaiNAITability

  • Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (AB)

As members of a Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management capstone applied research team, we were able to establish NAIT as the first member of Polytechnics Canada to receive a ...

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Envisioning the Resilient Campus: Planning for Reduced Campus Energy Consumption through Data Analysis and Visualization at St. Olaf College

  • St. Olaf College (MN)

Campuses are making great strides to integrate sustainability into their operations and planning through initiatives such as STARS and the ACUPCC. However, while campus master plans may include a section ...

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Using Student Engagement to Drive AASHE STARS

  • University at Buffalo (NY)

Our University, like many other institutions of higher education has engaged in AASHE STARS. During the Spring 2012 semester, our institution piloted a unique approach to gathering the massive amount ...

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STARS and GRI: Finding the Common Ground

  • Ball State University (IN)

This paper describes a comparative examination of these respective Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and makes clear the value in using both reporting tools as universities seek to position their sustainability efforts ...

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STARS: Challenges and Opportunities for Implementation

  • American University (DC)

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is rapidly becoming the leading sustainability reporting tool for higher education. This research presents an analysis of STARS' strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities ...

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Using STARS to transform sustainability pedagogy

  • Pennsylvania State University (PA)

STARS is being adopted across the country by institutions wishing to assess sustainability initiatives in education, operations, and research. A key attribute of STARS educational assessment is the classification of ...

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Understanding, teaching, and influencing campus sustainability from a systems perspective

  • University of Vermont (VT)

One of the first steps in developing a campus sustainability program is to assess the degree to which sustainability currently exists on campus and trends toward or away from this ...

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Sustainability Course Inventory as a Foundation for Sustainability and Environmental Program Development using STARS

  • Simon Fraser University (BC)

Simon Fraser University, in Vancouver, Canada, recently conducted an inventory of sustainability-related, sustainability-focused and environment courses as part of the requirements of the STARS accreditation process. The results of the ...

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STARS at Hartwick College: Classroom Leadership for Campus Change

  • Hartwick College (NY)

Hartwick College students enrolled in an Honors Mini-Seminar "The Sustainable Campus" utilized the STARS reporting tool to evaluate campus sustainability efforts. Students undertook a three-fold approach to measuring sustainability: they ...

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STARS as a tool for planning

  • University of Mount Union (OH)

AASHE's STARS program is a valuable resource for planning and implementing a campus sustainability program. Our campus worked with the STARS pilot program and used the organizational structure of ...

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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) 101 (2011)

  • AASHE (PA)

Since 2006, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has engaged in a broadly participative process with the higher education and sustainability communities in developing the ...

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Transitioning Sustainability/STARS Data Into Institutional Data

  • Appalachian State University (NC)

The AASHE STARS program has given sustainability directors and coordinators a great tool to legitimize their efforts in diverse and hard-to-reach corners of campus operations and academia. For many colleges ...

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STARS Introductory Workshop

  • California State University, East Bay (CA)

This workshop will focus on sharing basic information about the STARS Program. Join the STARS staff in exploring details of STARS like programmatic development, the STARS Governance Structure, and the ...

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