Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.94
Liaison Elaine Goetz
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Ohio University
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Susan Calhoun
Landscape Coordinator
"---" 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 ---
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) ---
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:

Ohio University's Athens Campus has been a Tree Campus USA (now Tree Campus Higher Education) for the past 5 years. Ohio University's Athens Campus was just named a Bee Campus USA for the first time in May 2021. More information is provided at these links: https://www.ohio.edu/news/2021/03/arbor-day-foundation-honors-ohio-university-2020-tree-campus-higher-education and on our Sustainability in Grounds webpage: https://www.ohio.edu/sustainability/operations/sustainability-grounds

Documentation affirming the certification(s):

Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Tree Campus USA provided by Susan Calhoun on 5/7/2020 and entered by Sydney Hutchinson 5/8/2020. https://www.arborday.org/programs/tree-campus-higher-education/campuses.cfm

Ohio University is a Bee Campus USA as of May 11, 2021. https://beecityusa.org/current-bee-campus-usa-affiliates/?sort_9358e=State&search_9358e=ohio%20university

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