Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.92
Liaison Tom Kovacs
Submission Date Sept. 30, 2022

STARS v2.2

Eastern Michigan University
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Thomas Kovacs
Professor
Geography and Geology
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Total campus area:
800 Acres

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 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses selected chemicals only when needed 0 Acres
Area managed using conventional, chemical-based landscape management practices 359 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 359 Acres

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

Excluded areas include: 47 acres of roads and sidewalks, 33 acres of building footprints, 48 acres of parking lots. A small wetland area on the western side of campus is not managed. The rest is managed by a subcontractor.


Percentage of grounds managed organically:
0

A brief description of the organic landscape management program:
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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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A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

The Grounds Department plants native plants wherever possible.


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

The Grounds Department participates in composting of on-site wastes, using yard wastes primarily and un-useable fruit and vegetable waste from the Universities' Student Food Pantry (Swoops).


A brief description of the institution's approach to energy-efficient landscape design:
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A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution:
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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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