Belmont Claims Gold Rating for Sustainability in Higher Education

Green roof at Belmont University in Nashville, Tenn. July 6, 2017.
Green roof at Belmont University

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) recently announced the top performers worldwide in higher education sustainability initiatives and Belmont University received the second highest classification possible, a Gold rating. Belmont is one of only 120 institutions around the globe to receive the Gold designation with only 5 institutions awarded the highest, or Platinum, ranking.

The 2019 Sustainable Campus Index (SCI) highlights the most sustainable colleges and universities in 17 impact areas and overall by institution type, as measured by the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a voluntary framework used by hundreds of colleges and universities to measure, report and strengthen their contributions to global sustainability.

AASHE Executive Director Meghan Fay Zahniser wrote, “The institutions and initiatives featured in this year’s SCI showcase the great work that higher education institutions are doing to lead the global sustainability transformation.”

Belmont was also recently recognized with a 2019 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Award and in Princeton Review’s 2018 Guide to Green Colleges.

To learn more about Belmont’s sustainability initiatives, visit the campus’ Conservation and Sustainability website.