UNCG Grounds Division, led by Chris Fay, planted two Japanese maple trees on the grounds of the MHRA Building. Funding for these trees was raised through the UNCG Speaking Center and their Sustainability Committee. Fundraising efforts began during the Spring of 2010 under the guidance of communication consultant and Sustainability Committee member Emma Thomas. Alyssa Davis, a graduate assistant at the Speaking Center and head of the Sustainability Committee, took over from Thomas in the spring of 2011, and the committee’s fundraising goals were finally met this semester. The UNCG Speaking Center is excited to be forwarding the university’s commitment to maintaining a green and environmentally friendly campus, notes Kim Cuny, the center’s director.