March 20, 2012
Brunswick Community College (BCC) in southeastern North Carolina is among the recent NC institutions to participate in the STARS sustainability rating system created by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). BCC earned a Bronze rating for its efforts to incorporate sustainability into its curriculum and operations.
“We have found STARS to be a valuable tool to provide the college a baseline for future sustainability improvements and planning,” said BCC president Susanne Adams. At BCC’s 2nd Annual Southeastern NC Sustainability Symposium, hosted last week by the college’s Green Information & Training Center, Dr. Adams emphasized that this is a starting place–not an end–for BCC.
Besides BCC, 11 other NC colleges and universities participate in the STARS rating system already:
- Appalachian State University
- Central Carolina Community College (Silver)
- Duke University (Gold)
- Elon University (Silver)
- Fayetteville State University
- Guilford College
- Haywood Community College (Silver)
- NC State University
- UNC-Chapel Hill (Silver)
- UNC-Greensboro (Silver)
- Wake Forest University (Silver)
More information about STARS, and how colleges, community colleges, and universities can participate, can be found at: https://stars.aashe.org/.