|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2019|
Tennessee Technological University
IN-11: Grounds Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
Office of Sustainability
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|
|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:
TN Tech earned Tree Campus USA Recognition for the first time in 2018. Tree Campus USA is a program sponsored by the National Arbor Day Foundation. To qualify, campuses must have a Campus Tree Advisory Committee, a Campus Tree Care Plan including dedicated annual expenditures, an Arbor Day Observance, and a Service Learning Project.
TN Tech earned Bee Campus USA Certification for the first time in 2019. Bee Campus USA is a program sponsored by the Xerces Society. To qualify, campuses must have a Bee Campus USA Committee, courses which teach about pollinators and/or IPM plans, a website which has up to date information about Bee Campus Events, a Bee Campus event at least once per year, signs on campus about Bee Campus, and a Service Learning Project.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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