by Jared Flesher
For the first time, Princeton University has received a “Gold” rating for sustainability from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). The rating is based on campus-wide sustainability progress in areas that include academics, engagement, operations, planning, administration, innovation and leadership.
Princeton University has been recognized as a national top performer in sustainability coordination and planning in the recently published 2015 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) Sustainable Campus Index report.
Starting this year, Princeton will participate in STARS - a new Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System. Developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for institutions of higher education to gauge progress toward their sustainability goals and to receive a performance rating.