Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.33
Liaison Michael Amadori
Submission Date March 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Hobart and William Smith Colleges
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Sarah Meyer
Food Systems Program Manager
Finger Lakes Institute
"---" 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 No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program No
An IFOAM-endorsed organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
Bee Campus USA No
An equivalent program approved by AASHE No

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:

Tree Campus USA, 2012 - 2018:
HWS first established the Tree Advisory Committee in 2012. Each year since then, the five core standards of Tree Campus USA have been upheld and advanced, with HWS earning Tree Campus USA recognition in 2018 for the seventh consecutive year. The Tree Advisory Committee meets twice annually and includes individuals, representing students, faculty, facility, and community members. For 2018, HWS spent $6,000 on tree planting and initial care, as well as $6400 on management. Approximately 30 hours of volunteer labor by students was dedicated to tree care and urban forest management. As part of our City's annual Arbor Day Observation, the HWS Tree Advisory Committee partnered by providing 2 William Smith EcoRep students to offer a short, tree-centric, hands-on activity to the city's elementary school children that attend the Arbor Day tree planting event. Seedlings were given to all attendees of the event and leftover trees were donated to the Little Free Farmstand for community members to take. The event took place during HWS Earth Week and was listed and promoted to encourage campus involvement and attendance. Other standards met for Tree Campus USA 2018 designation included a service learning sugaring project on HWS Fribolin Farm and a volunteer service day assisting with the establishment of an edible forest in Geneva, NY.

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

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