Green Attributes has accounted for and protected about 180 acres, or about 14% of our campus lands.
In an effort to reduce Hamilton’s impact on the local environment and showcase the region’s natural beauty, the Green Attributes project was conceived and led in 2022 by a group of summer sustainability interns. The project aims to categorize different types of sustainable land use on campus, delineate these spaces, and find spaces to propose a land-use shift toward incorporating more of these naturalized spaces.

Green attributes diagram showing type of land an maintenance requiredMap of Green Attributes

There are 103 Green Attributes on campus to date, shown in the interactive map below. Look for signs around campus!
These little-to-large spaces, which are spread out all over campus do a lot toward making Hamilton’s campus more sustainable. 
  • Providing habitat for wildlife
  • Reducing mowing fuel consumption
  • Promoting native plant growth and biodiversity
  • Increasing carbon capture and storage
  • Providing food for pollinator populations
  • Reducing stormwater runoff 

Land-Use Types

The Green Attributes project specified 5 land-use types:

Forest regeneration sites; not actively managed

forest regeneration sites; actively managed

Maintenance Requirements

The flow chart below distinguishes between “no-mow” and “low-mow” maintenance distinctions and ranked loosely by total management requirements.


Contact Name

Brian Hansen

Director of Environmental Protection, Safety and Sustainability

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