Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.17
Liaison Susan Kidd
Submission Date May 21, 2021

STARS v2.2

Agnes Scott College
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Susan Kidd
Executive Director
Center for Sustainability
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Does the institution own and/or manage land that is currently certified under the following programs? (at least one positive response required):
Yes or No
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Yes
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) No
Bee Campus USA Yes
Demeter Biodynamic No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program No
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:
Across Agnes Scott’s 100 acres are approximately 2,000 trees which make up 54% canopy coverage as of 2018. All the trees on the College’s campus make up the Agnes Scott College Arboretum, a collection of woody plants for display, education, and research. The College has been a certified Tree Campus USA since 2012. It is also a Level II accredited arboretum certified by ArbNet since 2019. The College’s arboretum was originally certified at Level I in 2013. The Level II designation requires having 100 or more unique species of trees and meeting arboreta and landscape practices required for Level II certification. Every year in February, Agnes Scott adds to its collection of trees by planting honor trees in celebration of Georgia's Arbor Day. Employees of the College with 25+ years of service can opt to have a tree planted in their name. Finally, Agnes Scott was certified as a Bee Campus USA in January 2019.

Documentation affirming the certification(s):

Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation: http://www.arbnet.org/morton-register/agnes-scott-arboretum Bee Campus USA: https://beecityusa.org/user/agnes+scott+college+ga/ Tree Campus USA: https://www.arborday.org/programs/tree-campus-higher-education/campuses.cfm

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