Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.90
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 23, 2020

STARS v2.2

Florida Gulf Coast University
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Vikki McConnell
Asst. Dir. Fiance & Operations
Physical Plant
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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
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation No
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) No
Bee Campus USA No
Demeter Biodynamic No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program No
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:

FGCU was certified as an official Tree Campus USA university on January 9, 2010, and has met annual re-certification standards since that time.

Tree Campus USA is a program sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, which recognizes college and university campuses across the nation that manage their campus trees effectively, develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests, and utilize service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts.

A committee was formed consisting of students, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community to develop the Tree Campus Plan and complete the application for entrance into the program.

Also, National Arbor Day Award
FGCU was the first University in the country to receive the National Arbor Day Award for the best Arbor Day Celebration on February 9, 2012, due to the efforts set forth by the Tree Care Advisory Committee and FGCU’s commitment to urban forestry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RuCtlb5zH08


Documentation affirming the certification(s):
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Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
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