Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.98
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2011
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George Mason University
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:
Within George Mason University's (Mason) North Sector Plan and Design Guidelines on page 63, it states that a majority, with a minimum of 85%, of all new plants will be native or cultivars of native plants. The remainder of the other new plants, no more than 10%, will be non-invasive exotics. Mason also has a native plant garden on its main campus which is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat. Mason students installed this garden and Earth Sangha, a local non-profit focused on promoting the spread of local genetic stock native plants, provided the plants for the garden.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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