Data Collection and Reporting
A key aspect of campus sustainability is to benchmark and track our efforts in order to see what we are doing well and what we can do better. In order to do this UWG has become a member of AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education. STARS is the same tool used by Princeton Review in creating its list of “Green Colleges”. The STARS assessment tool awards points for a wide range of activities from operations to curriculum. In our first submission we received a bronze certification from AASHE. You can find all the details of our score HERE.
The University of West Georgia’s Strategic Plan has made improved performance in the STARS system, a key performance indicator for its goal of becoming a regional leader in sustainability. UWG therefore plans to continue submissions to AASHE with the intention of improving our sustainability certification.