Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.74
Liaison Cathy Liebowitz
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Emerson College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 2.00 Duncan Pollock
AVP Campus Services
Campus Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
16 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) 0 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 0 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):

Emerson's campus is a vertical campus in downtown Boston that features the Boston Commons & Gardens as its green space. The campus does not have any grounds with landscaping. The campus operates one astroturf field for athletic activities measuring 3,820 square feet.


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

We have rainwater capture systems installed on several of our buildings' roofs. The water is used in our toilets.


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

Composting is practiced for food products only. We do not have any campus owned trees or lawn space.


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 (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):

We follow the City of Boston's policies for keeping our walkways clean and clear during hazardous weather conditions.


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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