Cornell University Earns STARS Platinum Sustainability Rating

In June, Cornell University became the first Ivy League school and the sixth university overall to earn a Platinum Sustainability Rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). Cornell earned 85 points in AASHE’s Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS), receiving perfect score in 45 of the 61 evaluation subcategories. This accomplishment not only speaks to Cornell’s facilities and operations, it also includes curricula, faculty research, and student experience.

Cornell’s approach to sustainability runs the gambit and their new rating highlights their many successes to date, ranging from campus waste reduction, renewable electricity, green commuting, and sustainability-related academic research. Visit these links to learn more about Cornell’s STARS Platinum achievement and Cornell’s fierce commitment to sustainability.

Congratulations on this monumental achievement, Cornell!

Cornell is an anchor member of the New York Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy (NY HE LSRE) Consortium – a group of State University of New York (SUNY) state-operated campuses, community colleges, and private institutions working with the Edison Energy Renewables Advisory Team. The Consortium is seeking utility-scale offsite renewable energy within New York State via virtual power purchase agreements.