LOUISVILLE, Ky.— The University of Louisville has moved up in a rating system that tracks how much colleges and universities are doing to improve sustainability on their campuses.
UofL’s score has increased to 58.29 in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS). The system, developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, measures efforts by U.S. and Canadian schools to become more environmentally, socially and economically responsible.
The new score is more than eight points higher than the 50.11 score UofL achieved two years ago when it became one of the first schools in the nation to attain a Silver STARS rating.
UofL boosted its score by earning extra points in several areas, including: