Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.79
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date March 5, 2020

STARS v2.2

Western Kentucky University
IN-20: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Leslie North
Director of Sustainability
Geography and Geology
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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) No
Bee Campus USA Yes
Demeter Biodynamic ---
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
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:

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.
https://www.arborday.org/programs/treecampususa/campuses.cfm

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

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


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