Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.05
Liaison Elizabeth Masuen
Submission Date March 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Metropolitan Community College
OP-10: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.03 / 2.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds::
Total campus area 188.70 Acres
Footprint of the institution's buildings 21.12 Acres
Area of undeveloped land, excluding any protected areas 104.32 Acres

Area of managed grounds that is::
Managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Plan 0 Acres
Managed in accordance with a sustainable landscape management program that includes an IPM plan and otherwise meets the criteria outlined 0 Acres
Managed organically, third party certified and/or protected 1 Acres

A copy of the IPM plan:

The IPM plan :

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

MCC currently has a tree care plan in place, but is looking to expand our landscape management program to be more sustainable. Land that is managed organically is for our Horticulture and Culinary programs.

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

MCC currently cares for our plants by performing appropriate care and maintenance including pruning. In landscape design decisions, MCC looks to use native and ecologically well adapted non-invasive plants.

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

MCC collects yard waste and sends it to OMAGrow, which is the City's production facility for local compost.

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

The only area that practices organic soils at this point is in our horticulture and culinary growing area.

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

MCC uses environmentally preferable materials whenever possible.

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


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

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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

MCC Does have a Tree Care Plan currently in place, but at this time have not implemented an integrated pest management plan.

MCC Does have a Tree Care Plan currently in place, but at this time have not implemented an integrated pest management plan.

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