A growing number of colleges and universities were named a 2011 Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, with a total of 148 campuses recognized for their commitment to effective community forestry management.
The number of campuses recognized is up about 30 percent compared to 2010, when 116 were named a Tree Campus USA. The complete list of 2011 campuses is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.
The Foundation and Toyota are sponsoring 13 tree planting events throughout the country this spring to acknowledge these accomplishments and give students and staff the opportunity to participate in campus conservation.
Seven of the tree planting events will be jointly sponsored by AASHE, or the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, and the remaining six will be co-sponsored by the historically black Greek organizations Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
The first event was held at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, on March 29. Read more about the Arbor Foundation Initiative