How Does Western Measure Up?

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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a framework to measure sustainability performance. A common set of measurements allows institutions to compare their sustainability progress over time.
In 2018 Western received a Gold STARS rating. Only a few universities in Canada have higher scores than Western, and we continually strive to increase our STARS score. Our current score is a Gold with 74% of credits. This is an improvement over our 2014 Gold which received 67% and our first report in 2011 when we scored 52% and earned Silver. With more collaboration and understanding of STARS, maintaining a sustainable environment on campus has become a university-wide initiative.
Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings is a widely used source of data analysis and insight on university rankings around the world. THE has been analyzing university performance for almost five decades and their data and benchmarking tools are used by many of the most prestigious universities globally. 
THE's Impact Rankings 2020 assess universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). We are proud to rank #26 for UN SDG Impact out of 768 universities in 85 countries on this assessment. 
Western ranked #35 on THE's list for Best Universities for Recycling and Sustainability, which is specifically looking at UN SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production.