UNCG has been recognized as a top performer in the subcategories of public engagement and water in the 2016 Sustainable Campus Index, an annual publication of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

The index recognizes top-performing institutions in each of the 17 Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) subcategories and highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives. UNCG was ranked No. 3 in the United States and Canada for its efforts in engaging with the local community and No. 5 for effective water conservation and rainwater and wastewater management.

“Recognition as a top performer in two categories is an exciting reflection of our focus on multiple aspects of sustainability,” said Dr. Shanna Eller, sustainability coordinator in UNCG’s Office of Sustainability.

Top performers were determined based on the percentage of points earned within a STARS subcategory and adherence to credit criteria. AASHE staff reviewed data submitted from institutions identified as top-performing candidates to make sure that the content met credit criteria.

For more information about AASHE, visit aashe.org. To learn more about sustainability efforts on UNCG’s campus, visit facsustainability.uncg.edu.

 

Story by Alyssa Bedrosian, University Communications
Photography by Martin W. Kane, University Communications