Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.78
Liaison Jennifer McLaughlin
Submission Date Dec. 9, 2019
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STARS v2.1

South Dakota State University
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Jennifer McLaughlin
Sustainability Intern
Facilities and Services
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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 Yes
An IFOAM-endorsed organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
Bee Campus USA Yes
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:

SDSU has been a Tree Campus USA since 2009 and received its Bee Campus USA designation in 2018. McCrory Gardens, also has a spot designated as a Certified Wildlife Habitat.

Tree Campus USA: https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/campuses.cfm
Bee Campus USA: https://www.sdstate.edu/sustainability/bee-campus-usa


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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