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Morris Receives AASHE STARS Gold Certification

Posted by Beth Zaske on Monday, Apr. 23, 2012

Morris is one of only 31 institutions to achieve an Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) gold certification.

STARS is a comprehensive sustainability survey that looks at efforts across campuses, including education and research, operations, planning, administration, and engagement.

This notable achievement for Morris was attained through the sustainable actions of the entire campus community, which includes recycling, incorporation of sustainability into majors, sustainability research by faculty, equity and diversity programs, investments, new building construction, sources for campus energy, and food sustainability.

“What I appreciate about our campus is that our students keep raising the bar and the larger campus community continues to ask what we can do better. I appreciate this sense of humility and concern that there are roads still left untraveled,” said Troy Goodnough, campus sustainability coordinator.

To view the information Morris submitted to STARS about the campus, visit the Morris section of the STARS website.