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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 45.73
Liaison Jill Pelkey
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of New Brunswick
IN-27: Innovation D

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Interactive Tree Trails

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 Interactive Tree Trails were developed in 2016 in collaboration with the Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management. There are two different trails, the Acadian Tree Trail and the Provincial Tree Trail which features their respective tree species. The trails allow individuals to connect with nature, learn about the ecological benefits provided by the trees as well as learning how to identify them. Signs with barcodes are located beside the trees which allow students to scan them using their cellphones to learn all about that tree. Through this virtual tour, individuals can better understand the biodiversity of tree species on campus, see detailed pictures and learn interesting facts.


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 programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.