Grounds Care: Resources for Sustainable Strategies
O’Donnell spotlighted key resources managers can consult for guidance in incorporating sustainable landscape features, as well as in earning recognition for their departments’ efforts:
• Green Globes, an online assessment protocol, rating system, and guidance for green building design, operation and management.
• Audubon Lifestyle Landscapes, which provides direction, technical assistance, public attention, and national recognition for landscapes that incorporate conservation techniques.
• Sustainable Sites Initiative, which are technically strong voluntary guidelines that aim to promote sustainable land development and management practices on sites with and without buildings.