Penn State is dedicated to tracking its progress in sustainability to improve the University and address its sustainability goals. It may be difficult for Penn State to proceed forward with tangible, sustainable improvements unless we measure our current successes and failures.

The University has already participated in several sustainability progress assessments, such as the Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), and the Princeton Review’s Green Rating (see brief descriptions below). We also track additional metrics that are representative of Penn State’s unique sustainability goals.

The View our Progress page provides information on Penn State’s sustainability performance. Penn State Sustainability is actively working with our campus partners to gather the necessary information and data to keep these dashboards up to date. New information is published when it becomes available.