STARS Program Qualification 

Sumerra is pleased to announce that active participation by Universities in ESEP & SMAQ  now qualifies for Innovation Credit for STARS.  The programs qualify as ‘Innovative’ as each program supports sustainable manufacturing through their monitoring and remediation efforts of licensees & suppliers who produce logoed university product.  Licensing  & Sustainability Directors who want to qualify for the Innovation Credit should contact  Sumerra today to learn more –

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS ® ) is a transparent, self­reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) with support and ongoing engagement from a wide variety of higher education stakeholders. The framework was developed to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges and universities, from community colleges to research universities, and from institutions just starting sustainability initiatives to long­time campus sustainability leaders. Earn Public Recognition Participating institutions are eligible to earn a STARS Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum rating or recognition as a STARS Reporter. Rated institutions are also featured in the highly regarded Sustainable Campus Index, an annual publication that highlights top performers and best practices in 17 impact areas covering academics, community engagement, campus operations, and leadership.