Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.16
Liaison Scott Doyle
Submission Date Oct. 25, 2022

STARS v2.2

Ithaca College
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Scott Doyle
Director
Energy Management and Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Ithaca College Nature Rx

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

Ithaca College Campus Nature Rx is an extension of the national Nature Rx movement that strives to improve the health of students and community members by connecting them with the outdoors. Our goal, and the wider goal of Nature Rx, is to foster lifelong relationships between people and nature that will improve both human health and the health of the environment.

Ithaca College is unique in having access to many natural areas including on the campus Natural Lands and off-campus parks and hiking trails. We aim to engage students with these spaces and educate them on the health benefits of being outdoors through a wide range of activities. Having come from many different backgrounds, IC students have different levels of familiarity with the natural world, and our goal is to help students form connections with the local environment regardless of prior experiences.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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