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University Participating in Sustainability Tracking Program
The Office of Sustainability at Santa Clara University is currently collecting data about Santa Clara’s sustainability initiatives. The data will be compiled and reported publicly via the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS).
STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to gauge relative progress toward sustainability. It was developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education with broad participation from the higher education community.
STARS explores institutional sustainability in three main areas: education and research; campus operations; and planning, administration, and engagement. Santa Clara University was a pilot participant in the early stages of STARS and provided feedback about the program. In the spring quarter and summer, the Office of Sustainability will spearhead data collection, with the help of the Sustainability Council and numerous campus stakeholders.