Cornell University Earned Fourth STARS Gold Rating

STARS is a self-reporting system for colleges and universities to measure sustainability progress...

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Cornell University is proud to maintain the AASHE STARS Gold rating for our campus' sustainability performance.

By Blaine Friedlander via The Essentials

Ever striving for improved campus sustainability, Cornell University earned its fourth gold in the annual STARS report.

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System – STARS – is a self-reporting tool colleges and universities use to measure progress and compare their green rankings. Cornell scored 68.49 – earning a gold – to become one of 75 schools with that status out of 299 schools for 2014.

Jennie Lee '15 rides one of the Big Red Bikes through Collegetown.(University Photography/Jason Koski)
Jennie Lee '15 rides one of the Big Red Bikes through Collegetown.(University Photography/Jason Koski)

Among the highlights, the university’s fleet replaced midsized sedans with 13 Toyota Camrys and eight Toyota Corollas, effectively reducing greenhouse gas emissions in that category by 14 percent; and, the Green Office and Green Lab certification program paid positive dividends, as Cornell scored 79.5 within the campus engagement category.

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