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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.

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Liaison Dingilizwe Ncube
Submission Date Oct. 2, 2012
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Hawaii Pacific University
OP-T2-19: Native Plants

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Complete Expired Dingilizwe Ncube
Facilities Project Coordinator
Facilities Department
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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:

HPU's master plan for its physical campus includes the prioritization of native species Hawaiian and Polynesian plants. The plan states, "The Landscape Master Plan seeks to respect the natural setting, while emphasizing the use of native Hawaiian and Polynesian-plants to promote sustainability and create a Hawaiian place of learning," "Where new plantings are required and specific species are not needed for aesthetic consistency to create an extension of adjacent plantings or for educational purposes, native Hawaiian and Polynesian-introduced species should be considered first." Hpu's physical campus already includes numerous native Hawaiian and Polynesian plant species including candlenut tree, breadfruit, Hau, Hala, mountain apple, banana, sugarcane, red ti, green ti, bamboo, elephant's ear, taro, bird's nest fern, and Moa.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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An inventory of all plants on HPU's Hawaii Loa Campus was developed by the grounds crew, and native species plants were identified on that inventory for this credit.

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