Penn’s Environmental Sustainability Performance Rates at Gold Level in STARS

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November 15, 2021

The University of Pennsylvania has completed its STARS survey for the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) and has received a Gold Rating for its 2021 submission. The STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, and Rating System) survey is a comprehensive benchmarking system developed and overseen by AASHE, and is used to framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education.

STARS is a transparent, point-based system with categories spanning all aspects of Penn’s academics, operations, and administration. The 2021 submission used FY21 data and was assembled by the Penn Sustainability Office, with input from multiple sources across the university. Visit Penn’s public report on the AASHE website to see where Penn excelled to earn a Gold Rating for 2021.