Larval Landings to Collect Leaf Litter

At the April 4th, 2024 SSAFE General Committee Meeting, our guest speaker, Doug Tallamy, mentioned a way to protect pollinator habitat while maintaining a manicured appearance. Click the link above to read more, see photos, watch a video, and down the instructions for Larval Landings developed by Peter Keilty from Bees for All.

2023 Mike Burke Excellence in Advocacy Award Annouced!

In recognition of Mike Burke’s exceptional contributions to the SSAFE Advocacy Team and the SSAFE Board of Directors, SSAFE has established an annual award in his honor for excellence in Advocacy. And the award goes to….

General Committee Meeting Flyers

πŸ¦‹ Help spread the word about the April 4th SSAFE General Committee meeting on Zoom. Doug Tallamy, renowned entomologist, ecologist, and author of several publications, will present on Thursday, April 4th at 11 AM Eastern / 10 AM Central / 9 AM Mountain / 8 AM Pacific time on Zoom. Click the link or image above to find colorful flyers to share at your SSAFE Chapter campus!

2024 Cross-Campus Campus Sustainability Chart

♻️ Have you ever wondered about the sustainability projects going on at each SSAFE Chapter community? Now you can see them summarized on the 2024 Q1 SSAFE Cross-Campus Sustainability Chart. See projects in progress or planned on each campus!

Case Study: Collington Campus Carbon Footprint Calculations

πŸ‘£ Learn how one senior living community calculated their carbon footprint. Why is this so important? Have you heard the term: “net-zero”? Your community’s carbon footprint represents its current emissions, a number such as β€œ2000”, using a standardized set of guidelines. Once you know your number, you can then aim for β€œ0”!

πŸ“‘ Available for download: Collington Carbon Footprint Case Study [PDF]

Unit Turnover Guide Published

Another major SSAFE achievement from the Greening Our Campuses project team! You are invited to download and incorporate the residential unit turnover recommendations to use at your senior living community. When a residential unit is vacated and made ready for the new occupant, SSAFE recommends we change our focus and prioritize energy and water-saving upgrades.

Click to Download the SSAFE Unit Turnover Guide here. [PDF]