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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 Aine Keogh
Submission Date July 6, 2011
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University of Calgary
Tier2-1: Native Plants

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Justin Brown
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

85% of grounds trees and shrubs are native to this area as not many other species would survive in Calgary with its semi-desert conditions, zone of 3 hardiness and winter Chinooks. The rest of the plant material consists of mainly cultivators of the natives, that have more desirable habits ie the native cottonwoods are not being planted.

Native grasses, such as Blue Gamma are being used as long as there is no exposure to heavy foot traffic as natives will not survive heavy compaction and other adverse conditions. A mixture of hardy grasses is prevalent to cope with the excessive wear and tear.


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