Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.44
Liaison Bradley Flamm
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

West Chester University of Pennsylvania
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Bradley Flamm
Director of Sustainability
Office of the President
"---" 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
ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation Yes
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) ---
Bee Campus USA ---
Demeter Biodynamic ---
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard ---
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard ---
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program ---
An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM ---
Salmon-Safe ---
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) ---
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:

ArbNet Arboretum Accreditation and the Tree Campus USA program of the Arbor Day Foundation (now renamed the Tree Campus Higher Education program) both are conferred for the entire campus of the university.


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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West Chester University's Campus Tree Committee (affiliated with the WCU Sustainability Council) ensures that our accreditation in these two programs remains up to date. Professor Rodney Mader (English Department; rmader@wcupa.edu) is the Chair of the Committee.

Tree Campus Higher Education acknowledgement of WCU's participation in the program is noted here: https://www.arborday.org/programs/tree-campus-higher-education/#recognizedSection

Submitted by Bradley Flamm, Director, Office of Sustainability, 4 March, 2022

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