UF tracks and assesses sustainability goals through the the AASHE STARS program – a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) was developed and is facilitated by the Association for Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
The Office of Sustainability works with several campus entities to track and update the STARS report for UF every three years. As of 2017, the University of Florida holds a Silver level of recognition!
The University of Florida has also achieved multiple certifications for advancing sustainability on campus by outside organizations. This includes 10 consecutive years of Tree Campus Higher Education recognition, a recognition for fostering healthy campus forests and student involvement; Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Certified, a recognition for promoting conservation and environmental stewardship; and Bicycle Friendly University Certified, a recognition for supporting a more bike-able campus. You can learn more about these programs below.