Promoting Sustainable Campus Landscapes

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The campus landscape, like its buildings, can be seen as the physical embodiment of a college’s values. It is a vital part of the life of a campus, providing space for study, play, outdoor events, aesthetic appreciation, and even food production, while serving as a “living lab” for research on sustainable landscapes and delivering valuable ecosystem services.

This “how-to” guide to promoting sustainable campus landscapes is designed to help you help others understand and support the sustainable benefits of the campus landscape. It presents ideas for engaging others and effectively communicating the importance of outdoor spaces in order to build awareness and ensure broad support from the campus and surrounding community. Without such support, knowledge of the technical aspects of implementing and maintaining sustainable landscapes may have a limited impact at best.