|Submission Date||March 5, 2020|
Western Kentucky University
IN-20: Grounds Certification
|0.50 / 0.50||
Director of Sustainability
Geography and Geology
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)||No|
|Bee Campus USA||Yes|
|Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard||No|
|International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Green List Standard||---|
|National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program||Yes|
|An Organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) endorsed by IFOAM||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:
The 206 acre main campus is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Wildlife Habitat in 2017.
Since 2009 the main campus has been certified by the Arbor Foundation as a Tree Campus USA.
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"
In 2019, WKU became an official Pollinator campus.
The University is a Level 1 certified Arboretum through Arbnet http://arbnet.org/morton-register/accredited-arboreta/all
Documentation affirming the certification(s):
Website URL where information affirming the certification(s) is available:
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