CMU is continually reassessing its sustainability efforts and achievements through various internal and external reporting and documentation methods. Externally, we utilize the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS). The AASHE STARS reports provide a comprehensive data tracking system to evaluate our sustainability goals.
STARS is a self-reporting framework for higher education institutions in order to measure and gauge their sustainability performance. It creates incentives for improvement and allows institutions to monitor progress in sustainability. STARS has a Bronze (25 points), Silver (45 points), Gold (65 points) and Platinum Rating (85 points), each which represent different levels of sustainability leadership.
The 2020 STARS report received a Gold Rating, with a score of 68.2.
The 2017 STARS report received a Silver Rating, with a score of 51.8.
Past Sustainability Reports