Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.79
Liaison Yumiko Jakobcic
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Grand Valley State University
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Yumiko Jakobcic
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability Practices
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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) ---
Salmon-Safe ---
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) Yes
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) No
Bee Campus USA ---
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:

GVSU's Student Recreation Fields was SITES certified in 2013. This athletic complex provides playing fields and support facilities for the university’s intramural, club and varsity sports teams and is an important part of the university’s effort to reduce storm water runoff to pre-development levels. Not only does this complex contribute to the health and well-being of the university community, it captures and filters rainwater, contributing to better water quality and less sedimentation in the Grand River and Lake Michigan. The university is monitoring wetland quality as part of its permit requirements.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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