Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
Tier2-4: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Betty Lombardo
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:

A brief description of the program or practice:

Nearly all of Arizona State University Polytechnic campus grounds deploy a xeriscape technique with the exception of only a few small plots which we cultivate social gathering lawn spaces. A large majority of the land the campus rests on is still virgin desert while the maintained core of the campus remains true to the Sonoran desert pallet; palo verde, mesquite, saquaro, cresote and prickly pear are just some of the many native plants you'll encounter on campus grounds. Careful placement and hardscaping coupled with their drought tolerant characteristic allows us to limit, and in many cases completely eliminate, the use of irrigated water.

The website URL where information about the program or practice is available:

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