TRU first in Canada to reach double platinum STARS status

Thompson Rivers University has again achieved a platinum rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s (AASHE) Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) program. The university was recognized by STARS for initiatives such as the Campus Tree Program and Fill it Forward. TRU is reportedly the first Canadian university to have achieved the accolade twice and one of six in the world to reach double platinum. “Sustainability is about making decisions that factor in environmental, social and economic considerations at the same time,” said TRU Sustainability Programs Manager James Gordon. “It’s not easy, and it’s more complex, but in the long run, it’s the right thing to do.” TRU (1)| TRU (2)| Castanet Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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