CBU earns consecutive tree conservation award
Riverside, Calif. (March 3, 2017) – For the third consecutive year California Baptist University has earned a Tree Campus USA recognition. CBU is one of 11 higher education institutions in California designated as a Tree Campus USA.
“We applaud your commitment to the community and to the trees of your school and thank you for helping to create a healthier planet for us all,” wrote Mary Sweeney, program manager at Arbor Day Foundation, in an email to CBU on the award.
To obtain this distinction, CBU met five core standards set by Tree Campus USA in order to maintain an effective campus forest management. The requirements consist of having a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and a student service-learning project.
Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.