CF Recognized as Tree Campus for Third Year
Jan. 20, 2012
The College of Central Florida has earned 2011 Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship. This is the third year that CF has been named a Tree Campus USA.
Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship. Tree Campus USA is a program of the Arbor Day Foundation.
CF met the five core standards of tree care and community engagement in order to receive Tree Campus USA status. The standards are establishing a campus tree advisory committee; providing a campus tree-care plan; dedicating annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan; participating in an Arbor Day observance; and instituting a service-learning project to engage students.
The Arbor Day Foundation launched Tree Campus USA in fall 2008 by planting trees at nine college campuses throughout the United States. To learn more about sustainability at CF, visit www.cf.edu/about/sustainability.