UMaine is committed to becoming a national leader in sustainability in higher education. To achieve this goal, the Office of Sustainability works to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of campus living, learning, and operations.

To assess our progress toward greater sustainability, UMaine uses the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System (STARS), a program of The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE). STARS is a comprehensive sustainability rating system for colleges and universities that addresses the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of sustainability.

UMaine completed its first STARS report in April 2019, earning a STARS Silver rating.

Our goal is to achieve STARS Gold!

Students at Spring Fest blowing bubbles.
Campus Engagement
Fall in Orono by Reizer Photography
Air and Climate
Fogler Library and the mall in the fall.
Banner for Governance section showing President Ferrini-Mundy speaking at graduation.
UMaine dining worker scooping pasta onto a plate.