Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 31.26
Liaison Eric Promnitz
Submission Date Dec. 3, 2020

STARS v2.2

Nova Southeastern University
PRE-2: Points of Distinction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete N/A Amber Orr
Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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Name of the institution’s featured sustainability program, initiative, or accomplishment:
National Coral Reef Institute at the Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography

A brief description of the institution’s featured program, initiative, or accomplishment:

Nova Southeastern University has taken steps to promote environmental research and stewardship within our local community and support those efforts globally. One featured program at NSU is the National Coral Reef Institute at the Halmos College of Natural Science and Oceanography. Coral reefs are under threat today from a host of natural and human-induced factors. As a result, they are undergoing large-scale ecological and physical changes. In order to assess, monitor, and restore coral reefs through research and education, the National Coral Reef Institute (NCRI) was established by Congressional mandate in 1998. NCRI operates at the Nova Southeastern University Halmos College of Natural Sciences and Oceanography near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Researchers at NCRI are exploring scientifically sound approaches to understand, assess, monitor, restore and mitigate injured coral reefs. NCRI is recognized by NOAA as one of its external coral reef research institutes. NCRI's management-oriented research is designed to provide solid information and research products designed to help understand, manage and conserve these invaluable assets for generations to come.


Which of the following impact areas does the featured program, initiative, or accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Research

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Name of a second highlighted sustainability program/initiative/accomplishment:
Tree Campus- Higher Education Recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation

A brief description of the second program/initiative/accomplishment:

Nova Southeastern University had previously been recognized as a Tree Campus University and after a short break, has returned to the program with a renewed recognition in 2019. The program has rooted itself within student groups and the Office of Facilities Management with advisement from faculty and professionals. Through the program, a tree board and management plan was created and is working towards an integrated research approach along with an increase in campus engagement in the program.


Which impact areas does the second program/initiative/accomplishment most closely relate to?:
Grounds

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Name of a third highlighted program/initiative/accomplishment:
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