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CWRU recognized for sustainable achievement with STARS Silver rating

Case Western Reserve University earned a STARS Silver rating in recognition of its sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education.

STARS scores are based on four main categories: academics, engagement, operations, and planning and administration. CWRU earned a total score of 58.96 to earn Silver rating (45 to 65 points). The STARS report can be read at

CWRU earned all points available in the educational outreach and sustainability literacy credits and performed better than similar research institutions in water usage, greenhouse gas emissions, building energy consumption, and local and sustainable food purchasing as well as electronic purchasing areas.

The Office for Sustainability gathers data and information to submit annually from many departments and groups on campus, including Bon Appetit Management Co., procurement, facilities, grounds, institutional research, Access Services and the registrar.

For more information about the STARS program, visit