Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Jessica Bast
Submission Date Aug. 9, 2022

STARS v2.2

North Carolina State University
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jessica Bast
Sustainability Program Coordinator
University Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution own and/or manage land that is currently certified under the following programs? (at least one positive response required):
Yes or No
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Yes
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) Yes
Bee Campus USA Yes
Demeter Biodynamic ---
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard ---
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard ---
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program ---
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM ---
Salmon-Safe ---
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) ---
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE ---

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:

NC State's Lonnie Poole Golf Course is a certified member of Audubon International with a silver rating. Additionally, in 2021, NC State received certification as a Bee Campus USA for its ongoing efforts to conserve pollinator species. NC State joins 114 other campuses designated as Bee Campus USA affiliates by the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. To earn Bee Campus USA designation, NC State commits to:

Establishing a committee of students, faculty and staff to advocate for pollinators
Demonstrating the creation and enhancement of pollinator habitat on campus through efforts such as prioritizing native plants and providing nest sites
Reducing use of pesticides through an integrated pest management plan that expands use of non-chemical pest management practices
Offering university courses that feature education on pollinator conservation
Hosting service-learning projects that enhance pollinator habitats on campus
Displaying signage that raises awareness of pollinator conservation
Promoting its pollinator conservation activities and efforts via a website
The university has a long history of enhancing pollinator habitat through gardens with plants native to North Carolina, an apiary on Centennial Campus and even student-built bee hotels for solitary-nesting bees. Several student organizations are pollinator-focused, and NC State is also home to many pollinator-related labs, courses and research facilities.

Documentation affirming the certification(s):

Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
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