Appendix for Land

Model Programs:

Bucknell: Uses integrated pest management (IPM) techniques in landscaping its grounds, resulting in a reduction in the quantity of herbicides and insecticides required.

Connecticut College: Connecticut College has made a commitment to remove all the invasive plant species on their campus and use local plants in their landscaping.

SLU Success Stories:

  • St. Lawrence updated its integrated pest management plan in 2006 with the environmental resolution in mind. The updated plan aims to minimize the use of pesticides and herbicides as well as increase the use of biological controls.
  • The Johnson Hall of Science includes a sustainable landscape.   The selection of trees, shrubs and ground covers by the landscape architect were for the purpose of minimizing the use of mowers, fresh water irrigation, and herbicides and pesticides.  A rain garden captures storm water runoff.
  • 20 acres of no-mow zones have been created in places on campus with low human traffic.  The goal is to reduce the use of fossil fuels needed to maintain campus and thus reduce the carbon footprint of grounds maintenance at SLU.