The following is an email sent by Meredith Moore on Jan 12, 2023 to Elizabeth Murphy, Jennifer Fraterrigo, Morgan White, Daphne Hulse, and Anthony Mancuso:
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Key Objective: 9.4 Become STARS Platinum
The iCAP 2020, objective 9.4 is: “Achieve STARS Platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) by FY30.” The responsible campus unit for championing this objective is iSEE. Progress is tracked in the iCAP Portal project page for the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS).
The Sustainable Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS) is a self-reporting framework that, based on 17 impact areas, ranks and benchmarks our sustainability initiatives. We are currently ranked gold and strive to achieve platinum status. Aiming for platinum status provides the opportunity to continuously evaluate both our short- and long-term goals. Our goal is to lead by example and continue to be a model for other institutions to establish feasible goals and implement impactful projects and policies.