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University Benchmarking

gold star sustainability medalTufts University participates in a comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities that addresses the environmental, social and economic dimensions of sustainability. The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS) is a program of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education.

After receiving three silver ratings since 2011, we are proud to share that Tufts achieved a gold rating in November 2022.

Access all of Tufts’ STARS assessments here.

Annual Sustainability Reports

FYs 2021 & 2022 | FYs 2019 & 2020 | FY 2019 GHG Emissions | FYs 2017 & 2018 | FY 2016FY 2015FY 2014 | FY 2013

Tufts publishes annual reports highlighting sustainability initiatives and achievements for each Fiscal Year (FY). Reports include both qualitative and quantitative data such as notable areas of progress toward related goals and objectives, energy-use graphs, and upcoming projects.

Cover page of Tufts sustainability report

This progress report includes sustainability accomplishments from FY21 and FY22. View the full report (PDF).

FY 2019 and FY 2020

This progress report includes sustainability accomplishments from FY19 and FY20. View the full report (PDF).


FY 2019 GHG Emissions

University report card for fiscal year 2019 cover

This University Report Card contains greenhouse gas emissions data from all Tufts campuses for FY 2019. Download the full report (PDF)


FY 2017 and FY 2018

This progress report combines objectives and accomplishments from FY 17 and FY 18 Download the full report (PDF)


FY 2016

Cover of the Fiscal Year 2016 Campus Sustainability Progress Report

View the report online or download the full report (PDF). The FY 2016 report highlights the Tufts Dining Centers, which were the first food providers in Medford and Somerville to receive the Green Restaurant Certification and Tufts was the first university to certify all of its dining centers.

FY 2015

Cover of the Fiscal Year 2015 Campus Sustainability Progress Report

The FY 2015 report features a special summary of the 2015 AASHE STARS submission. Download the full report (PDF)