Ohio State’s Columbus Campus Rated “Silver” for Sustainability
Ohio State recently submitted its in-depth analysis of sustainability programs and practices to AASHE STARS, an international, transparent self-reporting system for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS, for Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating Systems, is administered through the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and currently rates the performance of 224 institutions.
Based on the evaluation of FY11 data compiled from operations at the Columbus campus, Ohio State received a “silver” rating. Out of all schools that have submitted their results, only 18.5% earned a gold rating and no school has reached platinum thus far. The STARS rating system is a good exercise for universities, especially to identify areas needing improvement.