STARS at UNL
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is the national standard for sustainability reporting in higher education developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. UNL completed its first STARS report in January 2014 and earned a Bronze rating. Since then, out team has been working diligently to improve our rating and update our STARS report every two years.
Breakdown of Scoring
- Curriculum: 24.19/40 points
- Research: 14.05/18 points
- Total: 38.24/58 points
- Campus engagement: 24.19/21 points
- Public Engagement: 14.05/20 points
- Total: 38.24/41 points
Planning and Administration: 47.3%
- Coordination, Planning & Governance: 5.75/8 points
- Diversity & Affordability: 7.7/10 points
- Health, Well-being, & Work: 1.69/7 points
- Investment: 0/7 points
- Total: 12.8/32 points
- Air & Climate: 5.59/11 points
- Buildings: 1.58/8 points
- Energy: 3.25/10 points
- Food and Drinking: 1.60/8 points
- Grounds: 3/4 points
- Purchasing: 2.92/6 points
- Transportation: 2.73/7 points
- Waste: 5.62/10 points
- Water: 3.43/6 points
- Total: 29.72/70 points
UNL STARS 2018 Report
Breakdown by Category
UNL STARS 2016 Report
Breakdown by Category
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Hello everyone, my name is Anna, and I will be serving as the OS’s Communication Specialist. I started working at the Office of Sustainability on the 14th of August. What a time to join! Not only was it the start of new semester and version of attending school, but our office was also planning and preparing for our kickoff event, the fourth Sustainability Summit.
Hello, all! My name is Morgan Hartman and I am excited to serve the University of Nebraska-Lincoln as your new, full-time Recycling Coordinator! As a proud alumna of UNL, it brings me great joy to be able to utilize my degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics and experiences as a student leader to now positively impact the campus we all know and love through positive environmental behaviors like recycling!