Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 37.67
Liaison Trina Larson
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Sara Haidle
Sustainability Project Assistant
Administration
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
188.13 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an organic land care standard or sustainable landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 48 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 48 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds (e.g. the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained):

We excluded parking lots, roadways, pathways, building footprints, and open desert areas that we do not manage or maintain regularly.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
0

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
0

A brief description of the organic land standard or landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

Over the past 5 years, we have revegetated 34 acres of previously bare desert land at the perimeter of campus with native trees and shrubs. On the interior of campus, we replace damaged or dying trees with desert adapted trees. We selectively and conservatively prune trees to maintain their health, without compromising the energy of the tree. In our open area basin at the front of campus we have let the soil heal itself over time by encouraging vegetation growth. This soil is now used as a test lab for classes on campus - they study and test the soil levels and compare to other soil on campus that has been recently disturbed. No fertilizers or herbicides are applied in this area.


A brief description of the institution's approach to hydrology and water use:

All outdoor irrigation on our main campus uses 100% reclaimed water. All storm water is collected and retained on campus with retention basins and injection wells.


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

Landscape waste from our on-site garden is composted.


A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

Shade trees have been planted on the west sides of buildings that were exposed to afternoon sun. Grass is used in select areas (densely occupied) on the interior of campus to reduce heat island effect.


A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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