Stark State College is Going GREEN.
Stark State College promotes environmentally sound development and management practices campus wide and the incorporation of sustainability across the curriculum.
What is sustainability?
“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." ~ Brundtland Commissions of the United Nations, 1987. Others have defined sustainability as a goal to be reached by working equally towards environment, society, and economy. An ideal plan for sustainability would benefit the environment, improve the lives of humans, and make money at the same time.
The term “green” typically refers to environmentally friendly concepts such as conservation, preservation, stewardship of natural resources, minimal negative impact on the environment and earth friendly. By definition, sustainability includes principles that are green.
The concept of sustainability is that people matter, the environment matters and the economy matters – sometimes you’ll hear people, planet and profit to explain this balance. Sustainability is about finding the balance between people, the environment and the economy both now and in the future.
AASHE – The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (www.aashe.org)
STARS – Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System for higher education, Silver Rating (stars.aashe.org)
USGBC – United States Green Building Council (www.usgbc.org)
SEED – Sustainability Education & Economic Development (www.theseedcenter.org)
SEEC – Sustainability and Environmental Education Consortium for Stark County (www.starkscenes.org)
SCENES – Stark County Educational Network for Environmental Sustainability (www.starkscenes.org)