The Sustainability Collaborative aspires to be a transnational sustainability policy leader. We have four strategic goals.
Learn more about the Sustainability Collaborative's goals and achievements by downloading our 2016/2017 Status Report (PDF).
GW provides data and responses to various sustainability survey rating bodies. Please find links to the publicly available survey results on this page. GW was proud to receive Gold in our first STARS submission in 2014.
"The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS®) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. STARS is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges and universities - from community colleges to research universities - and encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability."-Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE)
"The aim of U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools (ED-GRS) is to inspire schools, districts and Institutions of Higher Education (IHEs) to strive for 21st century excellence, by highlighting promising practices and resources that all can employ. To that end, the award recognizes schools, districts, and IHEs that: reduce environmental impact and costs; improve the health and wellness of schools, students, and staff; and provide environmental education, which teaches many disciplines, and is especially good at effectively incorporating STEM, civic skills, and green career pathways."- U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
"Our rankings can serve as a guide for prospective students, current students, administrators, and alumni to compare colleges’ commitments to environmentalism. It also serves to spur healthy competition among schools, raise environmental standards on campus, and publicly reward the institutions that work hard to protect the planet."- Sierra Club
"The Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges profiles colleges with the most exceptional commitments to sustainability based on their academic offerings and career preparation for students, campus policies, initiatives, and activities. The profiles in the guide give college applicants information about each school's admission requirements, cost and financial aid, as well as student body facts and stats." -The Princeton Review
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