02 Feb '12, 9pm

'Greenest College' Rankings Get Easier with New Data-Gathering Effort

'Greenest College' Rankings Get Easier with New Data-Gathering Effort

If a new tool published today takes root, expect to see much larger -- and perhaps more competitive -- rankings of the nation's most sustainable colleges and universities. Two of the biggest publishers of educational rankings, the Princeton Review and Sierra Magazine, today have joined with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE ) to promote the Campus Sustainability Data Collector , a free tool that aims to make it easier for any education institution to report its environmental impacts. The Data Collector is a simplified (and free) version of the Sustainability Tracking Assessment & Rating System (STARS), which was launched in 2008 , after years of work spent developing a comprehensive reporting system for campus sustainability efforts. Data gathered under the new tool are in some ways an offshoot of AASHE's larger STARS system, ...

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