Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

Silver Star

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education

AASHE's mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. We do this by providing 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.

Evergreen was a pilot school for the STARS program in 2008-09. Our first formal STARS assessment was in 2010, at which time the college earned a Silver Star rating. Our report may be found on the AASHE site HERE.


The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

AASHE Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) for Colleges and Universities (PDF)

AASHE's STARS Pilot Program

AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) for colleges and universities is a
voluntary, self‐reporting framework for gauging relative progress toward sustainability