STARS stands for Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System. STARS is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education also known as AASHE. The sustainability-focused framework STARS has developed helps engage and recognize secondary education institutions from all types of backgrounds, from public community colleges to private universities, for their efforts to be a sustainable campus year-round.
2018 MU STARS Highlights
MU received a 100 percent rating on academic courses which is categorized under curriculum. The university was honored for offering over 200 undergraduate courses that focus on sustainability and 138 graduate courses that focus on the topic as well.
When referring to the research and scholarship portion categorized under Research, MU received 12/12 points for their efforts. Approximately 71 percent of MU’s faculty and staff researchers are engaged in sustainability research.
Waste Minimization and Diversion 2.39/8.00
An area that MU greatly needs your assistance on is waste minimization and diversion. According to our statistics we are not recycling materials in the correct bins and we are throwing trash and food into the recycling bins as well. These actions lead to high contamination levels. Find out what you can do to help by visiting our recycling pages.
For an in-depth and printable version of our STARS report, please click here.