1.  Biodiversity:

  • Bishops and their partners must protect, restore and promote the rich biodiversity on campus, reversing land degradation and biodiversity loss.

7.1 The Bishops campus becomes a flagship organisation for local biodiversity, soil enrichment and water-wise usage.
7.2 Establish the Bishops botanical biodiversity index.
7.3 All new ground subcontractors are required to provide evidence on their contracts and to be able to report on their sustainable practises.
7.4 Majority of fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides used are environmentally supporting and enhancing.
7.5 Begin movement towards fertilisers, pesticides, insecticides and other technologies that are environmentally supporting and enhancing.
7.6 When removing invasive aliens, replace with water-wise, long-lasting or indigenous vegetation.
7.7 Preference given to appropriate non-chemical pest treatment.

What has been done in 2017?

7.5 New grounds contactors Turfworks are strict on using environmentally supporting and enhancing fertilisers, pesticides and insecticides.
All compostable waste on campus is composted by Turfworks up at their UCT facility and then brought back to Bishops campus to be used in flowerbeds and on grounds.
Certified organic chemicals are used sparingly.
7.6 Plantings now done on campus are all indigenous and water-wise. Turfworks have a thorough knowledge on local indigenous planting palettes.
7.7 Where possible pesticide control is non-chemical and so other strategies are used such as complementary planting and biological control methods.