The Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) oversees the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System (STARS). STARS is an internationally recognized framework for assessing sustainability on college/university campuses (more than 750 institutions on six continents are using STARS). It includes performance indicators and criteria organized into four main categories:
- Planning & Administration
Institutions earn points toward: STARS Reporter, Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.
All three Seattle Colleges have completed STARS in 2013/2014 and late 2017. STARS ratings are valid for three years. We are proud of the following STARS ratings for 2017.