Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.77
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date March 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Portland State University
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Amanda Wolf
Program + Assessment Coordinator
Campus 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 No
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) No
Bee Campus USA Yes
Demeter Biodynamic No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program No
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM No
Salmon-Safe Yes
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE No

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

Salmon-Safe: Originally certified 2006 and re-certified May 2015 and currently working on re-certification. https://salmonsafe.org/psu-first-salmon-safe-university-portland-based-nonprofit-group-salmon-safe-aims-to-help-salmon-thrive/

Tree Campus USA: PSU has been designated a Tree Campus USA for the past three years. In January 2021, PSU received it's most recent certification. https://www.arborday.org/programs/tree-campus-higher-education/#recognizedSection

Bee Campus USA: PSU was re-certified in 2019 and maintains a campus apiary in our community orchard. PSU is currently working on the re-certification process. https://www.pdx.edu/sustainability/news/psu-welcomes-bees-its-pollinator-friendly-campus

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