STARS Ratings

We Received a Gold Rating from STARS

STARS, The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System, is a transparent framework for self-reporting by colleges and universities that produces detailed measurements of sustainability performances.  It was developed by AASHE, The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.  Columbia University was previously graded on the College Sustainability Report Card.

  • In 2015, Columbia received an overall Gold rating from STARS.  Dining received 3.19/4.00 points based on the percentage of food and beverage expenditures devoted to sustainable food and beverages, which was 54.85%.  Dining was also rated on trayless dining, recyclable napkins, reusable mug and to-go containers, vegan options, and pre and post consumer food waste composting.