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Workshop: Introduction to STARS: Chart your Course and Complete your First STARS Journey

May 4 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT


We begin this odyssey with an introduction to STARS and how it can be used to advance sustainability at your institution. We’ll provide an overview of the framework, a discussion of the reporting process from start to finish, and resources available to help you complete the journey and earn a rating.  The “chart your course,” section will provide guidance on STARS goal-setting and creating a plan for report submission. The last leg of this journey will offer best practices for submitting for a rating, and using content from your first report to advance incremental change, and launch future adventures. 

This workshop is ideal for Businesswoman sailing on paper boat in sea water. Woman looking through telescope at future corporate goal flat vector illustration. Leadership concept for banner, website design or landing web pageanyone that is new to STARS, thinking about using STARS, or is looking for a refresher on getting started, setting up data collection, and analyzing data. Participants will have opportunities to build their own project plan and brainstorm strategies to overcome common reporting challenges. Indiana University Southeast’s inaugural STARS submission will be applied as a case study throughout the workshop.

If you are looking for a more advanced workshop, checkout “A Deep Dive into STARS Data Quality

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Registration Fees

Registration Type Registration Fee
Individual (non-student) associated with an AASHE member organization* $95
Individual (non-student) not associated with an AASHE member organization $125
Student $50
* To check if your organization is a current AASHE member, please search the AASHE Membership Directory.

Discounts are available for group registration. A limited number of scholarships are available to individuals who need financial assistance to participate. Please apply two weeks before the program begins (i.e., 4/20/2023) to be considered for a scholarship for this workshop.

Registration Policies:

  • Registration deadline is Thursday, May 4, 12:00 p.m. ET.
  • Payment is accepted in the form of Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards.
    If you need to pay by check or ACH, please contact us at least 5 weeks prior to the event start date. Registration using these forms of payment must be received 4 weeks prior to the event start date and full payment must be received by AASHE within 2 weeks of event start date.
  • Cancellation Policy: A 20% processing fee applies to any cancellation prior to April 24, 2023. No refunds will be given after April 24, 2023.
  • No substitutions are allowed.
  • Registered participants will receive access to the recording after the live event.
  • Review all Terms & Conditions.


Robin Frederick, ​STARS Liaison for IUS and AASHE STARS & Resources Intern, AASHE

Robin is currently AASHE’s STARS & Resources intern, where she assists with STARS submission reviews and provides administrative and technical support in the ongoing development of AASHE resources. She is a graduate student at the University of Louisville, pursuing a Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a concentration in Sustainability. She currently serves on U of Louisville’s Sustainability Council’s operations and academic committees. Robin served as the STARS Liaison for Indiana University Southeast (IUS), where she introduced the institution to STARS and completed the institution’s inaugural report, leading them to a Silver rating. She has been an advocate for AASHE and STARS since she was an IUS undergraduate student. She has collaborated with stakeholders across Indiana University regional campuses, and has presented on how STARS reporting can drive innovation in higher education, and how libraries can support sustainability initiatives and STARS reporting on regional campuses.

Monika Urbanski, Senior Manager, Data Quality, Resources and Publications, AASHE

Monika joined AASHE in Summer 2011 and manages AASHE publications, resources and STARS data quality. Monika manages the STARS collaborative review and revision process, and over her 10+ years working with STARS, Monika developed and refined data quality mechanisms and processes to enhance report accuracy and protect the credibility of STARS. Before coming to AASHE, Monika worked in institutional research, planning and assessment at Frostburg State University. During that time, she helped launch the University’s Learning Green, Living Green (LGLG) sustainability initiative and developed LGLG’s first climate action plan. Monika holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages from Frostburg State.

Any questions about the workshop?
Please contact Daita Serghi, education@aashe.org

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May 4
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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