Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.15
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 3, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Kentucky University
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Christian Ryan
Sustainability Coordinator
WKU
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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 No
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard No
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program Yes
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 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:

The 206 acre main campus is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat. 2017.

In 2016, WKU was included in the NWF publication, "The Campus Wild: How College and University Green Landscapes Provide Havens for Wildlife and "Lands-on" Experiences for Students"
http://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/Campus-Ecology/Resources/The-Campus-Wild/The-Campus-Wild---Natural-Areas-on-Campus.pdf

Since 2009 the main campus has been certified by the Arbor Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.
https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/campuses.cfm


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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