|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||May 3, 2013|
University of California, San Diego
OP-T2-21: Tree Campus USA
|0.25 / 0.25||
Is the institution recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree Campus USA program?:
A brief description of the institution's Tree Campus USA program:
The Arbor Day Foundation has also named UC San Diego a “Tree Campus USA”. Approximately 27% of the campus is ecological preserve and grove park. UC San Diego owns nearly 102M sq ft of land, of which less than 6% is building footprint. UC San Diego’s permanent urban forest preserve has >200,000 trees, reduces energy use by 12.9 GWh/yr, sequesters 10,000 tons/yr of C02 (5% of UC San Diego’s annual emissions), and traps and filters into the water table - 140 million gals/yr of untreated storm water. Campus also owns four Natural Reserve sites: Scripps Coastal Reserve, Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve, Elliot Chaparral Reserve, and Dawson Los Monos Canyon Reserve. Scripps Coastal Reserve is a California Area of Special Biological Significance, a Marine Life Refuge and Ecological Reserve. UC San Diego received $2.65M to perform Areas of Special Biological Significance (ASBS) protection work.
The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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