Emilie Rusch

Mines earns STARS Silver rating for campus-wide sustainability efforts

Comprehensive rating system addresses environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability
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STARS silver seal

Colorado School of Mines has achieved a STARS Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, is a comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities that addresses the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability. Institutions are assessed across four main categories: Academics, Engagement, Operations, and Planning & Administration.

“This is the first time that Colorado School of Mines has completed the STARS  evaluation for all categories, and we are proud to have achieved a silver rating,” said Lauren Poole, sustainability manager at Mines. “Sustainability is at the heart of Mines’ public mission and commitment to the earth, energy and environment, and this STARS rating only makes that commitment more visible to our entire campus community and beyond.”

Among Mines’ recent sustainability accomplishments:

Established in 2005, AASHE is the leading association for the advancement of sustainability in higher education. AASHE has more than 900 members across 48 U.S. states, 1 U.S. Territory, 9 Canadian provinces and 20 countries, with 650 colleges and universities currently STARS rated.

Emilie Rusch

Emilie Rusch

Director of Communications
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Colorado School of Mines is a public R1 research university focused on applied science and engineering, producing the talent, knowledge and innovations to serve industry and benefit society – all to create a more prosperous future.