For over a decade we have been conducting inventories in over 12 performance categories and transparently and publically reporting this information. With continuous improvement in mind, in 2018 we undertook the STARS assessment to understand our progress in new meaningful areas of sustainability and gauge how we compare to hundreds of other higher education institutions. Berkeley achieved a high Gold STARS rating. In each of the performance category pages in the section you will find both our campus performance standing as well as our STARS assessment.
Campus Performance Overview
Each year, UC Berkeley tallies our progress toward our sustainability goals and reflects on what is working and what opportunities to pursue next. As we reach our goals, we stretch further, taking on new environmental challenges to tackle. On the performance category pages you will find both our current UC and Berkeley goals and a current assessment of how we are moving forward.
STARS Performance Overview
Per STARS: "The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS®) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance...STARS is designed to enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the international campus sustainability community. Through participating in STARS, an institution can earn points toward a STARS Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Platinum rating..."
Berkeley achieved a Gold STARS rating in 2018.