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Mann Library landscape chosen for sustainability test

Students installing Mann Library landscapeFrom the Cornell Chronicle, June 2, 2010.

“The Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) has selected the Mann Library entrance landscape, which was designed by students, as one of the first landscapes to participate in an international pilot project program to test the nation’s first rating system for green landscape design, construction and maintenance. …

“‘The site’s sustainability features include the use of pest-resistant and noninvasive plants adapted to the site conditions, soil remediation to enhance soil productivity and incorporating spaces for people to gather and enjoy the site, among others,’ says Nina Bassuk, professor of horticulture.”

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