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Antioch College Receives STARS Silver Rating

Antioch College has been awarded a STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System) Silver Rating from AASHE for the campus's sustainability efforts. Sustainability is a lived practice for many on campus and one of College's core Areas of Practice. A Silver Rating provides recognition for the College's efforts and makes visible to a wide audience how the Antioch Community practices sustainability on campus. This noteworthy achievement represents national recognition for the many outstanding ways Antioch College engages in sustainability in Academics, Campus Life, Operations, Outreach, and other areas.The publicly available report for Antioch College is here.

STARS is a sustainability-focused rating system, assessing not only environmental factors, but also social and economic factors. It provides a framework for understanding sustainability in higher education with a common set of measurements for meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions. Antioch College's STARS report both highlights the College's ongoing efforts and creates a road map for improvement.

The submission of the College's first STARS portfolio was an impressive cross-campus effort. Everyone who was involved in this outstanding accomplishment, especially the STARS Working Group (led by co-chairs Associate Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Kim Landsbergen and Director of Innovation and Institutional Effectiveness Hannah Spirrison) deserves thanks. Because of their hard work and dedication, this large collaborative task was completed in just a few months.

As Antioch College joins the diverse campuses and sustainability communities participating in STARS, the College looks forward to continuing to work together to create more sustainable ways of living and learning.