Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.13
Liaison Micah Kenfield
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

Vassar College
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Micah Kenfield
Director of Sustainability
Office of 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 Yes
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) Yes
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:

Vassar College achieved Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) in 2014.
The campus has achieved Tree Campus USA Certification for 2013-2020

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

We have also received Level 2 Arbnet recognition from the morton arboretum


Documentation affirming the certification(s):
Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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