Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.73
Liaison Megan Litke
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

American University
Tier2-2: Wildlife Habitat

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris O'Brien
Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have programs in place to protect and/or create wildlife habitat on institution-owned land?:

A brief description of the wildlife habitat program, policy, or practice:

American University grounds are Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). AU's grounds provide food (berries, nectar, sap, pollen, and foliage/twigs) and water (rain gardens and a pond) for wildlife. Wooded areas, rock walls, dense shrubs, evergreens, burrows, and a pond provide wildlife shelter. Mature trees, host plants, and a water garden also provide wildlife with appropriate spaces for raising their young. Additionally, sustainable gardening practices include: xeriscaping, rain water capture, IPM, mulching, native plants, lawn area reduction, and composting.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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