Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.74
Liaison Karen Talentino
Submission Date May 11, 2021

STARS v2.2

Saint Michael's College
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Kristyn Achilich
Director and Instructor
Center for the Environment; Education
"---" 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) ---
An equivalent program approved by AASHE ---

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

In April of 2017, Saint Michael's College became the 23rd certified Bee Campus USA affiliate in the country (second in the state of Vermont). We are continually looking for ways to improve our grounds, both managed and natural, as prime pollinator habitats, and to reduce our impacts overall to protect the natural environment.
https://www.smcvt.edu/about-smc/news/2017/april/college-certified-as-bee-campus-usa-affiliate/


Documentation affirming the certification(s):
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Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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In addition, although it is not a certification, we have recently had our Natural Area registered in the Saint Kateri Habitats and Parks™ Program (kateri.org), an organization that registers healthy habitats for people, plants and wildlife. For documentation see https://saintkateri.maps.arcgis.com/apps/AttachmentViewer/index.html?appid=edc0eb7459de480c94323605a0d74cd1&center=-72.8464%2C40.9523&level=3&defaultObjectId=1&attachmentIndex=0&selectedLayerId=maptour-layer1559175645151

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