Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
IC-1: Institutional Boundary

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Carol Mullins
Sustainability Assessment Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Institution type (Associate, Baccalaureate, Doctorate, or Master's):
Doctorate

Institutional control:
Public

Which campus features are present and included in the institutional boundary?:
Present? Included?
Agricultural school No No
Medical school Yes Yes
Pharmacy school No No
Public health school Yes Yes
Veterinary school No No
Satellite campus Yes Yes
Hospital Yes No
Farm larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares No No
Agricultural experiment station larger than 5 acres or 2 hectares Yes No

Reason for excluding agricultural school:

N/A - don't have


Reason for excluding medical school:

N/A - don't have


Reason for excluding pharmacy school:

N/A - don't have


Reason for excluding public health school:

This is being included.


Reason for excluding veterinary school:

N/A - don't have


Reason for excluding satellite campus:

This is being included - IUPUC


Reason for excluding hospital:

The hospital systems are separate legal entities from IUPUI.


Reason for excluding farm:

Farm is not larger than 5 acres. Students and faculty manage and maintain two vegetable and fruit gardens on the IUPUI Campus - the Central Garden and the New York Street Garden.


Reason for excluding agricultural experiment station:

The farms are the private property of farmers in Indiana that allow faculty and students to conduct research there. Though the university partners with these farmers, we do not own or manage the property. The research being conducted there is part of the Edge of Field project, funded by the USDA.


Narrative:

The Edge-of-Field project is a multi-partner collaboration. The Natural Resource Conservation Service, USDA developed the program which allows direct management of water quality in associated agricultural fields.

The Starkey Farm Edge of Field Project was the first project to be developed in Indiana. For the next 6 years (2014 – 2020), CEES affiliated scientists and students will be monitoring water quality on Starkey Farms. The EPA, USGS and IGS have also set up monitoring stations along School Branch to track water quality changes as well.
The IUPUI Center for Earth and Environmental Science ("CEES") was established by the Department of Earth Sciences.

Starkey Farms is located just west of Eagle Creek Reservoir in Hendricks County and is part of the Eagle Creek Watershed. School Branch is a tributary to Eagle Creek that runs through the property and has a watershed area of about 162 square miles. The reservoir and surrounding areas contribute much of the drinking water for the City of Indianapolis and help with flood control.


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