Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS) Rating
Beloit earns a Silver sustainability rating
The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education awarded Beloit College a Silver rating in spring 2017 for its efforts around sustainability. The comprehensive self-reported survey was filed in an effort to measure the progress of sustainability endeavors on campus over the last couple of years. The survey, known as STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System), is filed by just 288 institutions of higher education, mostly in the U.S., even though there are more than 4,000 institutions of higher education in the U.S. alone.
"The STARS survey is a lot of work, but it provides us with a picture of what we've accomplished and where we need to go in respect to sustainability," Chapman says. "Many faculty, staff, and students have contributed to this success by pursuing sustainability research, embedding sustainability concepts into curriculum, starting new programs and training on the residential side, and pursuing policies and procedures administratively. This Silver award is a shared success across our campus, earned by many departments and individuals."