Bryant earns STARS Silver rating for sustainability achievements
Jul 02, 2022, by Staff Writer
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In recognition of its sustainability achievements, Bryant University has earned a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS- the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System- was developed by the higher education community and measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education. 

With more than 900 participating institutions in 40 countries, AASHE’s STARS program is the most widely recognized framework in the world for publicly reporting comprehensive information related to a college or university’s sustainability performance. Participants report achievements in five overall areas: academics; engagement; operations; planning and administration; and innovation and leadership. Bryant’s first STARS rating was earned in 2012.

To review Bryant’s full STARS report, visit the STARS website.

“We are very proud to have achieved a STARS Silver rating for our sustainability accomplishments,” said Bryant Assistant Vice President of Facilities Andy DeMelia. “We look forward to the continued growth and improvement of our sustainability efforts as measured through the STARS program.”

“STARS was developed by the campus sustainability community to provide high standards for recognizing campus sustainability efforts,” said AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser. “Bryant has demonstrated a substantial commitment to sustainability by achieving a STARS Silver rating and we congratulate the University for its efforts.”

Unlike other rating or ranking systems, the STARS program is open to all institutions of higher education, and the criteria that determine the rating are public. Because STARS is a program based on credits earned, it allows for both internal comparisons as well as comparisons with similar institutions.

About AASHE:

AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation.  It provides resources, professional development and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. For more information about AASHE, visit

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