Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 83.20
Liaison Mina Amundsen
Submission Date Nov. 5, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Colby College
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Minakshi Amundsen
Assistant Vice President for Facilities and Campus Planning
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) or ACSP for Golf ---
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard ---
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program ---
An IFOAM-endorsed organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) ---
Salmon-Safe ---
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Yes
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) No
Bee Campus USA ---
An equivalent program approved by AASHE ---

A brief description of institution owned and/or managed land that is currently third party certified under one or more of the programs listed above, including the year each certification was achieved and/or renewed:

The College’s lacrosse, soccer, and practice fields in the outdoor competition center have received certification through the Sustainable SITES Initiative, a program that promotes sustainable landscape projects that enhance ecosystem services, conserve water, reduce energy waste, and promote outdoor physical activity. The project is the first in New England to achieve SITES certification. Sustainability features include a design for storm water to filter through basins beneath the fields to slow and clean runoff. Additionally, an irrigation system conserves water by automatically adjusting to precipitation and evaporation rates with the use of rain and soil sensors. The project, which encompasses 30 acres, is SITES Certified. Certification was awarded on November 9, 2018.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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