About STARS  

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) is a global sustainability standard created by and for higher education developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for higher education institutions to measure their sustainability performance.  

UTM Gold Rating  

UTM submitted to STARS for the first time in 2020 and was awarded the Silver Rating Certification. A STARS report and rating remains valid for three years. 

In 2024, UTM submitted to STARS again and upgraded to Gold Rating Certification! Our Sustainability Strategic Plan is closely aligned with the STARS criteria which will help UTM achieve more points in future submissions. 

STARS facts (from 2024 STARS submission)
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STARS Submission