Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date June 19, 2019
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STARS v2.1

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Nadia Harduar
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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 ---
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard ---
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program ---
An IFOAM-endorsed organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) ---
Salmon-Safe ---
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) ---
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
Bee Campus USA Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE ---

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:

Ontario Tech had submitted the Bee City Campus application in Canada and has been designated as the 8th Bee City Campus in Canada in June 2019 (which highlights our Pollinator project consisting of our community garden plots, 40 bee hives, over 3 hectares of wildflower gardens, tree plantings, solitary bee homes and bat hotels).

We follow the five standards outlined under the Tree Campus USA certification, even though we are a Canadian university. The campus Sustainability Committee, consisting of staff, students and faculty acts as the Tree Advisory Committee, working with the OCIS department to guide the conversation of planning, educating and connecting to the community with regards to the campus tree planting plans and activities. We have Care Plan to care for and maintain our tree nursery along with allocating finances (determined on a yearly basis) for tree plantings, maintenance and removals, etc. We celebrate Tree days on campus with service learning opportunities which include volunteer tree plantings and updating our tree inventory.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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