|Submission Date||May 15, 2017|
University of Miami
IN-11: Grounds Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
Environmental Health and Safety
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||---|
|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:
The University of Miami -Coral Gables Campus is proud to have been designated “Tree Campus USA” by the Arbor Day Foundation.
Colleges and Universities all over America are working right now to make their campuses greener and cleaner, University of Miami is doing its part.
The Arbor Day Foundation began in 1972 and is one of the world’s largest nonprofit dedicated to planting trees. It has been working with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters to plant trees in National and State forests.
Arbor Day Foundation has recognized more than 3,000 communities through the Tree City USA program, among them the City of Coral Gables and the City of South Miami.
The Tree campus USA recognition will benefit UM. It is the confirmation that our canopy significantly reduces the amount of energy our campus needs to generate, it sequesters Carbon dioxide, purify the air, and give students, faculty and staff a peaceful setting to study.
We have received the Tree Campus USA designation every year since 2014.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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