Centre College was honored with a 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition for the eighth year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management. In the midst of the College’s Sustainability Month celebrations, this reminder of Centre’s commitment to promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation is particularly timely.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization dedicated to inspiring people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. The foundation has assisted schools across the country in planting thousands of trees.
Created in 2008, Tree Campus USA is a national program by the Arbor Day Foundation. Centre achieved recognition for another year by meeting the five standards for effective campus forest management, which include having a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project.
by Cindy Long
November 1, 2018