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Which Colleges are 2015 AASHE Stars?

By Sharon Chen
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Solution Generation’s partner, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), has released its 2015 Sustainable Campus Index, which highlights top-performing colleges and universities in seventeen areas, including energy, air and climate, purchasing, and curriculum. AASHE uses its Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) to rank institutions of higher education on sustainability performance and highlight best practices.

Green Mountain College tops the list of institutions when it comes to sustainability curriculum, with a STARS score of 99.5%. Colorado State University leads on sustainability research, and Sterling College is the winner for sustainable dining and food. Appalachian State University For a complete list of winning schools in each area, and for best practices and sustainability ideas that have been proven to work, please visit www.aashe.org.


AASHE Releases 2015 Sustainable Campus Index

Andrea Huggins | www.aashe.org

Philadelphia, PA, October 13 - The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education's (AASHE) 2015 Sustainable Campus Index highlights top-performing colleges and universities in 17 areas, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS). The report also highlights best practices from over 50 U.S., Canadian and Mexican institutions that have submitted a STARS report in the last 12 months. Average scores in each impact area based on institution type and country are included.

Institutions that achieved the top spot in each impact area are listed below:

Arizona State University (Purchasing)
Colby College (Air & Climate)
Colorado State University (Public Engagement, Waste, Wellbeing & Work)
Columbia University (Transportation)
Green Mountain College (Curriculum)
Pennsylvania State University (Water)
Stanford University (Diversity & Affordability)
Sterling College (Dining & Food)
Unity College (Energy, Investment)
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign (Buildings)

Multiple institutions tied for first in the areas of Campus Engagement, Coordination & Planning, Grounds and Research. The full list of top performers in each impact area is provided in the report.

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