State of Sustainability Report 2017

The State of Sustainability 2017 Report tracks institutional data from the July 2016 to June 2017. This report outlines where priority actions outlined in the 2014, 2015, and 2016 sustainability reports have led to substantial improvements and, in some cases, where the college has regressed substantially in its sustainability performance. This is the first report to reflect the STARS® report under Version 2.1. While the report is substantially similar to that of version 2.0, certain reporting fields have been removed or combined, and the scoring criteria for others has shifted. More information can be found on the AASHE website about those changes.

The Colorado College 2016 State of Sustainability Report is produced by the Colorado College Office of Sustainability in close collaboration with the Campus Sustainability Council, the Dean's Office, and the Office of Sustainability interns. This document has been co-authored by Ian Johnson, Bryna Coyle '19, and the Office of Communications, but is the work of the many people throughout the Colorado College campus. STARS® data used in this report have been compiled by Ian Johnson, Bryna Coyle '19, and Sustainability Paraprofessional, Katy Dupree '16 between September 2016 and May 2017.

Download the PDF Version of the State of Sustainability 2017 Report.

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The Colorado College State of Sustainability 2017 Report, in a similar approach to the State of Sustainability 2016 Report, is organized around the STARS® organizational model. Individual college goals and efforts, such as efficiency upgrades, community engagement, and carbon neutrality, are captured in this robust metric.

In 2017, the STARS® organizational model updated to version 2.1 from 2.0. Versions 2.0 and 2.1 differ only slightly in certain reporting fields. For categories in which total points possible changed from 2016 to 2017, 2016's score was taken as a percentage (points received / points possible) and was applied to the possible points available in the 2017 report. That number was then compared to the score received in 2017 as mentioned above to determine a significant change.

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