|Submission Date||April 13, 2022|
The Catholic University of America
IN-20: Grounds Certification
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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|
|ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation||---|
|Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP)||---|
|Bee Campus USA||---|
|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||---|
|Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES)||---|
|Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation)||Yes|
|An equivalent program approved by AASHE||---|
A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:
The Catholic University of America was honored with a 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Trees are a critical component of cleaning our air, beautifying the campus, and providing a cozy space to study between classes.
Catholic University achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus Higher Education’s five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and a student service-learning project.
Documentation affirming the certification(s):
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