ACU recognized as Tree Campus USA

Posted February 26, 2014

Abilene Christian University has been honored with Tree Campus USA 
recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation.  

Tree Campus USA is a national 
program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota 
to honor colleges and universities for engaging staff and students in 
conservation goals. ACU achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA's 
five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a 
campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree 
program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.

"Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better 
stewards of the environment," said John Rosenow, founder and chief 
executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Participating in Tree Campus USA 
sets a fine example for other colleges and universities, while helping to 
create a healthier planet for us all."

"Last year, only nine other universities in Texas had this certification," 
says Scott Warren, director of ACU Landscape and Grounds. "We took many 
steps to achieve this recognition and we are very excited the Arbor Day 
Foundation is recognizing our commitment to ACU's trees."

The Arbor Day Foundation and 
Toyota have helped campuses throughout the 
country plant thousands of trees, and 
Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested over $26 million in 
campus forest management last year.

About Arbor Day Foundation: Arbor Day Foundation is a million member 
nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to 
inspire people to plant, nurture, and celebrate trees.

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