Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.02
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Cortland
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Beth Klein
Professor and Sustainability Coordinator
Childhood Early Childhoon
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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 No
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:

Tree Campus USA was initially applied for and achieved in April 2014. Since then the college has continued to coordinate efforts between grounds staff as well as other stakeholder groups on campus in the maintenance of our tree replacement plan. We also continue to assist the adjacent communities in tree canopy assessments in coordination with our GIS students. Our Tree Campus USA was achieved each year since 2014. Most recently recognized in the 2017 period. https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/campuses.cfm

Bee Campus USA was initially applied for and achieved in 2016. We have maintained our Bee Campus requirements through our Garden Advisory Committee. In 2018-2019 fiscal year, we will also be expanding on educational signage that was installed in 2016. SUNY Cortland has maintained our participation in Bee Campus USA each year since we started in 2016.


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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