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Pitt was awarded a second Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education STARS Gold rating

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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) has again recognized the University of Pittsburgh with the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Gold designation, reinforcing Pitt’s continued commitment to sustainable solutions.

STARS is a transparent framework used to measure and benchmark sustainability performance across colleges and universities.

“The AASHE STARS Gold rating is an important milestone in the University of Pittsburgh’s sustainability journey,” said Aurora Sharrard, assistant vice chancellor for sustainability. “Pitt Sustainability and Climate Action Plans provide the strategic, foundational framework for expanding Pitt’s culture of sustainability.

“A second STARS Gold designation is demonstrable proof of Pitt’s progress, placing the University in the upper tier of higher education sustainability performance.”

Pitt’s AASHE STARS report highlights achievements during the 2021-23 reporting period, including completion and launch of the Gaucho Solar Farm, completion of the 2018-22 Progress Report on the Pitt Sustainability Plan and the Covestro Circular Economy Program.