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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.82
Liaison Mary-lee Townsend
Submission Date Sept. 11, 2014
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Fanshawe College
OP-T2-19: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Michael Pascoe
Coordinator, Horticulture Technician
Faculty of Arts and Design
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Does the institution prioritize the use of native plant species in landscaping?:
Yes

A brief description of the native plant program, policy, or practice:

The Carolinian garden is our most ambitious project to date and has already begun with extensive plantings of Carolinian Tress on a two acre site towards the North east corner of the college. This garden will be one of the largest in Ontario and includes many species of plants unique to the Carolinian life zone.

We are currently working with the Royal Botanical Garden on the propagation protocols for the endangered tree Morus rubra, commonly known as the Red Mulberry, a native species to eastern North America, from Ontario and Vermont south to southern Florida and west to southeast South Dakota and central Texas.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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