Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.27
Liaison Suchi Daniels
Submission Date Feb. 22, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of South Florida (Tampa)
IN-26: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kebreab Ghebremichael
Director of Water Sustainability Concentration
Patel College of Global Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
University of South Florida (USF) TampaTreeMap

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

TampaTreeMap is a web-based map and database that enables everyone to map trees in the City of Tampa and on the campus of the University of South Florida. Along the way we’ll calculate the environmental benefits the trees provide — how many gallons of stormwater they filter, how many pounds of air pollutants they capture, how many kilowatt-hours of energy they conserve, and how many tons of carbon dioxide they remove from the atmosphere.

The TampaTreeMap was developed by a partnership between the University of South Florida, City of Tampa, and UF-IFAS/ Hillsborough Extension Service. Funding was provided by the Florida Forest Services, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (contract no. 19622), the City of Tampa and the University of South Florida.

Our goal is to provide a one-stop repository for tree data, welcoming information from any agency or group and enabling and celebrating citizen participation. Together we’ll work toward building a complete, dynamic picture of the urban forest. The information we gather will help urban foresters, city planners and neighborhood groups to better manage trees and plan future tree plantings. The Tampa Tree Map can help our kids, students and neighbors learn about the role trees play in the urban ecosystem.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Campus Engagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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