Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.29
Liaison Bonnie Dong
Submission Date Oct. 30, 2014
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MacEwan University
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 2.00 Craig Janke
Coordinator, Maintenance
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 17.50 Hectares
Footprint of the institution's buildings 13.79 Hectares
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas ---

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 3.71 Hectares
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined ---
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected ---

A copy of the IPM plan:
The IPM plan :

A brief summary of the institution’s approach to sustainable landscape management:

-Naturalized landscape areas include native species that are drought-tolerant in order to reduce water use.
-A centrally controlled irrigation system that includes a weather station is used to optimize and regulate water use.
-Plant beds are mulched to retain additional moisture.
-All grass is mulched.
-Recycled and reusable materials are used in hard landscaping when available.

A brief description of how the institution protects and uses existing vegetation, uses native and ecologically appropriate plants, and controls and manages invasive species:

Use of native species that are drought-tolerant.

A brief description of the institution’s landscape materials management and waste minimization policies and practices:


A brief description of the institution’s organic soils management practices:


A brief description of the institution’s use of environmentally preferable materials in landscaping and grounds management:


A brief description of how the institution restores and/or maintains the integrity of the natural hydrology of the campus:

A new centrally-controlled irrigation system, complete with weather station and rain sensors, was installed. Additionally, a naturalized landscape design was implemented in the creation of landscaped areas along 109 Street and in front of Building 5.

A brief description of how the institution reduces the environmental impacts of snow and ice removal (if applicable):

MacEwan University reduces the impact of snow and ice removal by regularly clearing sidewalks with a sweeper, manually scraping, and using sand in place of deicing chemicals whenever possible.

A brief description of any certified and/or protected areas:


Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program (if applicable)?:

The website URL where information about the institution’s sustainable landscape management programs and practices is available:

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