UNCG has earned Tree Campus USA recognition for the 10th year in a row. Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
“Ten years of Tree Campus USA designation is a great honor and shows this University’s commitment to caring for our campus urban forest,” Andrew Currin, Assistant Director of Grounds, affirmed.
To obtain this distinction, UNCG met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.
Our entire campus community should be proud of this sustained commitment to environmental stewardship. Many thanks are due to UNCG’s Grounds crew, including Kevin Siler, who oversees the annual application process. Being a Tree Campus USA is an integral part of UNCG’s vision for a sustainable campus and its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
To learn more about the role Grounds plays in that mission and to read the UNCG Campus Tree Care Plan, follow the link: https://facsustainability.uncg.edu/action-areas/grounds/
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