Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.14
Liaison Jeff Spoelstra
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Western Michigan University
IN-11: Grounds Certification

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Isaac Green
Special Projects Coordinator
Office for Sustainability
"---" 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
Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) or ACSP for Golf ---
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management standard ---
National Wildlife Federation’s Certified Wildlife Habitat Program ---
An IFOAM-endorsed organic standard or Participatory Guarantee System (PGS) ---
Salmon-Safe ---
Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) ---
Tree Campus USA (Arbor Day Foundation) Yes
Bee Campus USA ---
An equivalent program approved by AASHE ---

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:

Western Michigan University was one of 29 campuses to earn the designation of "Tree Campus USA" by the Arbor Day Foundation in 2008, the first year of this award. WMU has been re-certified every year since 2008. We are one of only two colleges in Michigan to receive this certification. The program is modeled on the foundation's popular Tree City USA program, which began in 1976.

In 2015, PGMS awarded WMU a four-star Landscape Management and Operations Accreditation, the highest level of accreditation possible. The accreditation program evaluates strategic grounds management principles and practices that produce and guide the delivery of properties to an attractive, healthy, sustainable and high-quality state.

https://wmich.edu/news/2015/08/26328


The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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