Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.37
Liaison Remian Santos
Submission Date July 7, 2021

STARS v2.2

DE LA SALLE LIPA
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.24 / 2.00 Rene Villanueva
Director
Shared Services
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Total campus area:
14.56 Hectares

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed organically, without the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides 3.56 Hectares
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 11 Hectares
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 0 Hectares
Total area of managed grounds 14.56 Hectares

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds:
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Percentage of grounds managed organically:
24.46

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:

Approximate 4hectares of the campus are managed organically where the school's gardener and landscape consultants avoid the use of synthetic chemicals and chemical herbicides/fertilizers/fungicides. The campus lawns have a mix of flowering and non-flowering plants maintained using organic cultured fertilizers. Grass lawns are also maintained at their natural grass height.


Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
75.54

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
A brief description of the IPM program:
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A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

A team of gardeners and landscaping personnel from our outsourced personnel reports daily to our Consultant for landscaping. Even during lockdowns, the team sees to it the plants are watered accordingly. We have made this an essential part of our daily operations.


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

As of this writing, we are using our own water tanks and reservoir for this purpose. We currently have five (3) elevated tanks and one (1) subterranean tank which is all using submersible pumps. However, our Sewage Treatment Plant project is underway together with water recycling and rainwater catchment.


A brief description of the institution's approach to landscape materials management and waste minimization:

We have been utilizing horse manure as fertilizer.


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

We need not use electric booster pumps to water plants. The force of gravity alone has provided enough water pressure for our water lines.


A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:

All subcontractors on campus are required not to damage any plant or foliage including grass areas. If it is unavoidable, then part of their contract is to restore any damaged plant or grass area. Old trees like acacia and Philippine native trees are not allowed to be cut down and any piping works are rerouted accordingly. Corresponding clearances to the Department of Environmental & Natural Resources (DENR)are secured before any trees cut down.


Website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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