|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2017|
Oregon State University
IN-11: Grounds Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
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|
|Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) or ACSP for Golf||No|
|Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard||No|
|National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program||No|
|An IFOAM-endorsed organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS)||No|
|Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)||No|
|Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation)||Yes|
|Bee Campus USA||---|
|An equivalent program approved by AASHE||No|
A brief description of institution owned and/or managed land that is currently third party certified under one or more of the programs listed above, including the year each certification was achieved and/or renewed:
OSU has earned the Tree Campus USA distinction every year since the University was first awarded the honor in 2010.
To obtain this distinction, Oregon State University has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. Campus currently has about 5,000 trees, with 20 to 50 new trees being planted per year.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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