Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.44
Liaison Sarah Murray
Submission Date April 6, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Metropolitan Community College
OP-9: Landscape Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.01 / 2.00 Sarah Murray
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
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Total campus area (i.e. the total amount of land within the institutional boundary):
188.37 Acres

Figures required to calculate the total area of managed grounds:
Area (double-counting is not allowed)
Area managed in accordance with an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program that uses a four-tiered approach 0 Acres
Area managed in accordance with an organic land care standard or sustainable landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials 1 Acres
Area managed using conventional landscape management practices (which may include some IPM principles or techniques) 187.37 Acres
Total area of managed grounds 188.37 Acres

A brief description of any land excluded from the area of managed grounds (e.g. the footprint of buildings and impervious surfaces, experimental agricultural land, areas that are not regularly managed or maintained):
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an IPM program:
0

A copy of the IPM plan or program:
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A brief description of the IPM program:
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Percentage of grounds managed in accordance with an organic program:
0.53

A brief description of the organic land standard or landscape management program that has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides, fungicides and herbicides in favor of ecologically preferable materials:

Our Horticulture/Land Systems management program has eliminated the use of inorganic fertilizers and chemical pesticides in favor of ecologically preferable materials as a learning tool to our students on our small, on-campus farm/garden.


A brief description of the institution's approach to plant stewardship:

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 approach to hydrology and water use:

N/A


A brief description of the institution's approach to materials management and waste minimization (e.g. composting and/or mulching on-site waste):

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 approach to energy-efficient landscape design:

N/A


A brief description of other sustainable landscape management practices employed by the institution (e.g. use of environmentally preferable landscaping materials, initiatives to reduce the impacts of ice and snow removal, wildfire prevention):
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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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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