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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 Gold
Overall Score 68.01
Liaison Andrew Predmore
Submission Date March 2, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Indiana University Bloomington
IN-24: Innovation A

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andrew Predmore
Associate Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Campus Tree Inventory using GIS phone app

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The IU Office of Sustainability and its Environmental Quality and Land Use Working Group collaborated with Landscape Services to develop a GIS phone app to inventory more than 12,000 trees on campus. This effort was led by student sustainability intern, Will Drews, mentored by IUOS Associate Director, Dr. Andrew Predmore, and Landscape Services Manager, Mike Girvin. Will developed training so student volunteers could assist Landscape Services with the inventory. The inventory was completed with minimal cost after a commercial vendor quoted $400,000 to do the work. In addition, the inventory database is owned by IU and can be easily updated by Landscape Services staff who are now equipped with iPads to make changes to the inventory in the field as they service trees.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Campus Engagement
Grounds

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Video of IUOS Sustainability Intern, Will Drews, describing the Campus Tree Inventory Process: https://youtu.be/EEiDRE-6I5Q

Video of IUOS Sustainability Intern, Zoe Need, describing subsequent work on the inventory: https://youtu.be/Ql8ZB4n93zo

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