Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.55
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date April 5, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of Utah
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Amy Brunvand
Office of 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 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
Salmon-Safe No
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) No
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
Bee Campus USA ---
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:

Tree Campus USA, March 2015.
The ‘U' campus, including Red Butte Garden and Arboretum, is part of the State Arboretum of Utah. The main campus includes over 12,000 trees, all of which are catalogued in a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database created by Facilities Management. The U of U Campus Tree Committee, formed in Spring 2014, serves in an advisory capacity to the University of Utah’s Department of Campus Planning and the facility manager for landscape and open space. As part of the application process to be Tree Campus USA-certified, last summer students from the U’s Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism worked with the facility manager for landscape and open space in Facilities Management to engage the campus community in a water-wise landscaping project. With support from the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund, the U’s green grant program, the group converted 8,000 square feet of grass to low-water-use trees and shrubs on the hillside north of the S.J. Quinney Law building. The change is expected to save more than 100,000 gallons of water annually.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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