Schools don’t need to sacrifice aesthetics for sustainability when designing and maintaining campus grounds. Environmental stewardship can reduce the impact a campus has on Indiana’s ecosystems while enhancing visual appeal and reducing maintenance costs.
Our sustainable campus program encourages colleges and universities around Indiana to adopt sustainable and ecologically-friendly practices. By enrolling in this program, and partnering with us, campuses receive guidance, ideas, and helpful resources to learn how to care for turfgrass in a sustainable fashion and transform areas into wildlife-friendly habitats.
To be certified as a sustainable campus, a participating school must implement at least one new project that demonstrates conservation practices. Areas of focus include sustainable lawn maintenance and landscaping, pesticide/herbicide use reduction, invasive species eradication, native plant species selection, and water conservation.