Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 75.64
Liaison Yolanda Cieters
Submission Date March 2, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Seattle University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Phillip Thompson
Director
CEJS
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Seattle University Tree Care Program

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The new Tree Care Program (Spring 2017) includes an outlined Tree Care Plan and a Tree Advisory Committee. The plan identifies best practices and procedures used in selection, site preparation, preventative maintenance, evaluation, design, protection, preservation, hazard removals and replacement for trees. The overall program goal is to ensure safe attractive sustainable campus urban forest. The Committee will facilitate annual activities for the campus community, such as service learning projects and earth week celebrations. Measurable outcomes include increased tree canopy, increased ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, and improved educational outreach on the health and significance of campus trees.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Grounds

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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