|Submission Date||Aug. 23, 2019|
IN-11: Grounds Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
Special Projects Leader
Academic/ Human Resources
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)||---|
|Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)||---|
|Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation)||---|
|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:
Fleming College School of the Environment at Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario was designated a Bee Campus in June 2018 through Bee City Canada.
Fleming’s School of Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, located at the Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ontario, is doing their part to help pollinators! A pollinator garden established in 2004 has gradually expanded and now provides an impressive 1,200 square feet of habitat. The garden is a focal point for education, serving as a place where staff, students and other community members learn about seeds saving, native pollinators and honey bees. In 2018, Frost campus also established a campus apiary with four beehives and offers community "Open Hive" sessions with the campus staff and students as well as the local community gardeners, adjacent to the apiary. Students are now monitoring native bee species on campus and recently established 10 more Ontario native pollinator plant species on the green roof to enhance biodiversity and bee habitat. The Frost Campus community also has close ties with the Pollinator Action Committee of the City of Kawartha Lakes, which was designated a Bee City in 2017.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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