|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 3, 2017|
Western Kentucky University
IN-11: Grounds Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
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|
|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"
Since 2009 the main campus has been certified by the Arbor Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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