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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 Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
OP-T2-47: Xeriscaping

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Paul Meyermann
Asst Dir Operations Planning
Physical Plant Administration
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Does the institution use xeriscape landscaping techniques, including the selection of drought tolerant plants?:
Yes

A brief description of the program or practice:

UNI's xeriscaping is directly tied to the use of native species in the landscaping on campus. The native species that are used on campus are species that evolved in the Midwest climate to be hearty heat and drought tolerant species that can survive both the hot dry portions of Iowa summers, as well as the extreme cold winters.


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

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