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Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) (In Progress)

Recent Project Updates

  • 11/6/2023

    The Zero Waste iCAP team met on 11/6/2023 to discuss the STARS report, potential volunteer programs for zero waste events, and our findings from the hydration station meeting with Mike Stilger (also on 11/6/23). 

  • 1/12/2023

    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:

Key Objective


The iCAP 2020 objective 9.4 is to "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.

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, selfreporting tool for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability progress. STARS® was developed by AASHE with broad participation from the higher education community. The system includes environmental, economic, and social indicators, which are divided into four categories related to campus activities: Education & Research, Operations, Planning, Administration & Engagement, and Innovation. All of the requirements for evaluating and scoring institutions are transparent and made publicly available. Points are earned in each category and lead to a STARS Rating Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum.

Illinois registered for STARS in June of 2012.  

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Meredith Moore

    Project Leader:

    Ximing Cai

    Team Members:

    • Morgan White

    Prior Contacts:

    • Stephanie Lage


  • Started June 15, 2012
    Started by Stephanie Lage