Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.00
Liaison Alistair Hall
Submission Date March 15, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Vassar College
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Alistair Hall
Sustainability Assistant
Dean of Strategic Planning
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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
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) or ACSP for Golf Yes
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 Yes
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:

Vassar College achieved Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) in 2014.
The campus has achieved Tree Campus USA Certification in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and was just re-certified for 2017. You can see our current Tree Campus USA membership here: https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/campuses.cfm

In January 2018, the college earned Bee Campus USA status, the 2nd campus in New York State to do so. You can see our current Bee Campus USA membership here: http://www.beecityusa.org/current-bee-campuses.html


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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