Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 88.14
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Dec. 6, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Colorado State University
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities Management
"---" 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) ---
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
Bee Campus USA Yes
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:

CSU is a certified Bee Campus USA as of April 2018. A student contacted the President's Office concerned about the impact of dandelion removal on local bee populations so the Pollinator Friendly Campus Committee was formed as a subcommittee of the President's Sustainability Commission and worked hard to support local habitats for bees around campus. This project is part of the larger goal to transform campus into a living laboratory for students and visitors. As part of certification, there are now several student-managed bee hives on campus as well as pollinator-friendly gardens and plants across campus. For more information: https://pollinatorfriendly.colostate.edu/bee-campus-usa/

CSU is also a certified Tree Campus USA since 2012. The University has retained this designation by continuing to meet Tree Campus USA’s standards which include having a campus tree-care plan, providing student service-learning project opportunities, and engaging the community in conversations about urban tree care. CSU has more than 4,500 trees and many diverse species planted on main campus alone. Each spring during Earth Week CSU hosts a Tree Campus USA celebration to engage student organizations in planting trees on campus. Information from: https://source.colostate.edu/best-tree-campus-usa/

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

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