Georgia tech ranked 1st in Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS)

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) was established in 2005 to “help coordinate and strengthen campus sustainability efforts at regional and national levels, and to serve as the first North American professional association for those interested in advancing campus sustainability.” Today, the AASHE also recognizes colleges and universities that have achieved the greatest level of success with green initiatives on-campus and within in their surrounding communities. The association gauges these efforts using the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a voluntary system that allows different colleges and universities to report trends and track their sustainability efforts. Four different STARS ratings ― platinum, gold, silver, and bronze ― may be awarded to various establishments, companies, and organizations across the country.

Georgia Tech has ranked first in the nation using the STARS system. ‘Green Buzz’ is the online hub for all of Georgia Tech’s environmentally friendly initiatives and proposals. The Institute recycles upwards of 600 tons of solid waste per year, promotes independence on fossil fuels through its public transportation system, and has managed to cut water usage by more than 30% ― despite owning a campus that has doubled in size since 2001.

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