Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.36
Liaison Marianella Franklin
Submission Date Jan. 10, 2023

STARS v2.2

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Marianella Franklin
Director of Sustainability
The Office For Sustainability
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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 No
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) No
Bee Campus USA Yes
Demeter Biodynamic No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program No
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM No
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
An equivalent program approved by AASHE No

A brief description of the institution’s third party certified land holdings:
The national Arbor Day Foundation has named the UTRGV Edinburg Campus as a Tree Campus USA university for the seventh consecutive year (2021). The effort to achieve the designation, first received by the university in 2014, was led by UTRGV's Office for Sustainability and it Facilities Planning and Operations Department. The designation reflects UTRGV’s commitment to effective urban forest management and the engagement of the campus community in environmental stewardship.

Documentation affirming the certification(s):
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Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Data source(s) and notes about the submission:
https://www.utrgv.edu/sustainability/programs/bee-campus-usa/index.htm

https://www.utrgv.edu/sustainability/programs/tree-campus-usa/index.htm

https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2022/11/22-utrgv-marks-ninth-tree-campus-designation-with-arbor-day-plantings.htm

https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2022/04/22-utrgv-seems-get-brownsville-campus-buzzing-about-pollinators.htm

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