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AASHE STARS Edition, Western Kentucky University


AASHE is an association of colleges and universities that are working to create a sustainable future. AASHE’s mission is to empower higher education to lead the sustainability transformation. The organization provides resources, professional development and a network of support to enable institutions of higher education to model and advance sustainability in everything they do, from governance and operations to education and research. For more information about AASHE, visit

In early 2010, Western Kentucky University became a charter member of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). STARS® is a voluntary, self-reporting framework that provides a guide for advancing sustainability in all sectors of higher education. WKU leaders and Sustainability Committee members recognize that STARS® is a common standard of measurement for sustainability in higher education and that it can serve as a tool that promotes a comprehensive understanding of sustainability.

Western Kentucky University has received a STARS® Bronze Rating in recognition of their sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).


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