Colorado State has a long history as one of the nation’s most sustainable universities.

CSU was the first university in the world to achieve a platinum status – the highest possible – under the STARS rating system, an independent program that measures comprehensive sustainability efforts at more than 700 universities across the globe. CSU has achieved this rating twice.

STARS stands for Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, and it is a program conducted by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). It is considered the most comprehensive and prestigious sustainability performance measurement program in higher education.

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