NEW YORK — New York University (NYU) has received a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) Gold rating in recognition of their sustainability achievements from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education
(AASHE), according to Sustainable Business.
STARS is a new program that measures and encourages sustainability in all aspects of higher education throughout the U.S. and Canada, the article noted.
"Seldom have I seen an initiative unite and motivate our campus more than our green efforts," said NYU President John Sexton.
"From declines in electrical consumption to increases in recycling, from our new co-gen plant''s reductions in greenhouse emissions to expansion of bicycle riding, the commitment to meeting the challenges of climate change is not only an institutional priority at NYU, but a widespread and very personal one as well," Sexton added.