What is STARS?
The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System, or STARS, is a self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.
Cornell is using its purchasing power to help build a sustainable economy. Each purchasing decision represents an opportunity to choose environmentally and socially preferable products and services and support companies with strong commitments to sustainability. See the Sustainable Purchasing Brochure (PDF, 1.31 MB).
It's all about choosing products that:
Visit Cornell University’s Sustainable Campus site to learn more about how purchasing fits into the vision of sustainability at Cornell.