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STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assesment and Rating System)

Beginning in 2018, the University of Wyoming kicked off a university-wide effort to pursue the Association for the Advance of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability, Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System (STARS). STARS provides a transparent metric and reporting tool for a wide range of sustainability activities across academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration. In addition to using the reporting tool, universities can subscribe to receive a rating from bronze to platinum. Goal 4 of UW’s Breaking Through: 2017-2022 Strategic Plan focuses on a high-performing university, including a performance indicator to achieve a STARS bronze rating by 2022.

During the 2017-18 academic year, the UW Campus Sustainability Committee (CSC)—a presidentially appointed committee of staff, faculty, and students working to enhance sustainability across campus since 2005—completed a feasibility analysis and report to realize success with STARS. The CSC will provide oversight and guidance for the process, including through support from the Office of the President and Rocky Mountain Power for a STARS student coordinator and two student interns and with involvement from stakeholders across campus.

President Nichols’ STARS Communication

STARS one-page overview 

STARS scorecard


Breaking Through, 1017 - 2022, a strategic plan for the University of Wyoming




Meet the 2018-19 STARS Student Intern Team

Sam Richins

Sam Richins

STARS Student Intern

Slade Sheaffer

Slade Sheaffer

STARS Student Coordinator

Dhayababdh Udupam

Dhayababdh Udupam

STARS Student Intern



Rocky Mountain Power

Thanks to the UW Office of the President and Rocky Mountain Power for their generous support of the STARS Team.

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