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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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Case Study: Measuring and Assessing Sustainability at Lakeland Community College

  • Lakeland Community College (OH)

This case study explores the value associated with conducting a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System Assessment and Greenhouse Gas Inventory to identify the opportunities, challenges, and resources necessary to ...

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STARS Advanced Workshop (2011)

  • Moraine Valley Community College (IL)

This workshop will feature STARS representatives from institutions that have completed their STARS Report and achieved a STARS Rating. The focus will be on discussing best practices and lessons learned ...

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Strategies for Environmental Assessment: Leveraging Sustainability Reporting to Engage Change

  • New York University (NY)

From the first Environmental Assessment (EA) that our university performed half a decade ago through the process of institutionalizing assessment using STARS 1.0, our university's Office of Sustainability ...

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Reaccreditation at its Best - Completing a Special Focus on Sustainability in Tandem with STARS

  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (NY)

The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY ESF) is currently undergoing a reaccreditation effort through the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. As part ...

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Expanding the STARS 1.1 Technical Manual - Re-evaluating "Design" in Category 2: Operations (OP)

  • Technische Universiteit Delft

Category 2 of the STARS 1.1 Technical Manual provides a total of 100 points towards a Universities Operations (OP) and a total of 13 credits towards buildings. In general ...

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Making Short Work of a Tall Order: Maximizing Resources with STARS

  • University of Calgary (AB)

How nice would it be to deliver STARS with no deadlines and unlimited resources? We all know, however, each institution is faced with its own unique constraints when implementing STARS ...

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Students Leading STARS

  • Westminster College - Utah (UT)

Westminster College has taken a unique approach to completing the STARS program. Instead taking the usual method to STARS through professional or administrative initiatives, Westminster has utilized students as the ...

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Turning Indicators Into Reality: Methodology and Results on Assessing the Sustainability of Large Campuses

  • University of British Columbia (BC)

Large university campuses are often comprised of thousands of students and hundreds of employees spread out over dozens of different departments and administrative units. Much of the administration is decentralized ...

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Teaching Campus Sustainability: A Service Learning Class Focused On AASHE STARS

  • University of Vermont (VT)

Sustainability directors are charged with educating the university population and helping the institution make real progress toward sustainability goals. Teaching a service-learning class is a feasible way for campus sustainability ...

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STARS Town Hall Meeting (2010)

  • American University (DC)
  • Furman University (SC)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (CO)
  • AASHE (PA)

This interactive session will feature a small panel of STARS Steering Committee members, Technical Advisors, and STARS staff who will address key topics related to STARS. More importantly, this session ...

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STARS 101 (2010)

  • Delta College (MI)
  • State University of New York at New Paltz (NY)
  • 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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Engaging Students in Measuring Sustainability: Aligning STARS with People, Planet, Purpose

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)
  • University of Colorado Colorado Springs (CO)

The role of higher education is to provide education and research as well as leadership by example. With regard to such an important issue as sustainability, it is vital that ...

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Measuring and managing sustainability using SAS at Duke University

  • Duke University (NC)
  • SAS (NC)

Higher education institutions face many complexities tracking and reporting emissions and other sustainability measures that extend beyond the capacities of spreadsheets and manual reporting tools. Institutional sustainability performance today requires ...

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SCORE: A Sustainability Rapid Assessment Launchpad to AASHE STARS

  • Dartmouth College (NH)
  • Sustainable Measures, LLC (CT)

Dartmouth College used SCORE, a sustainability 'rapid assessment' tool, in conjunction with AASHE's STARS Pilot assessment tool to analyze the College's sustainability progress. SCORE, based on The Business ...

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Navigating by the STARS: Using STARS to Re-Organize Campus Decision-Making

  • University of Puget Sound (WA)

This session examines the evolution of sustainability efforts in higher education from principle-based proclamations such as the Talloires Declaration, to goal-based agreements such as the Presidents Climate Commitment, to metric-based ...

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Reporting or Auditing: The Challenge of Implementing STARS

  • Ball State University (IN)

During the pilot development phase of STARS, much of the threaded e-mail exchange focused on the difficulty of the post-facto gathering of information needed to report and audit institutional achievements ...

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Go Green: Institutionalizing Sustainability at Eastern Michigan University

  • Eastern Michigan University (MI)

The purpose of this presentation is to examine efforts to start a campus sustainability drive at a mid-sized university. This talk will present the ongoing efforts to institutionalize sustainability at ...

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Using STARS as a Co-Curricular Opportunity for Students

  • Northern Arizona University (AZ)

The STARS system offers an excellent opportunity to engage students in campus sustainability. By using student teams to collect, verify, and submit STARS data, higher education institutions may not only ...

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Sustainability-Based Integrated Planning: Indicators & Alignment of Values, Principles, & Practices

  • University of Wisconsin-River Falls (WI)

S-BIP is a holistic, systems thinking approach to the alignment and application of sustainability-based values, principles, and practices with that of integrated planning (IP - as advanced by the Society for ...

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