CBU earns consecutive tree conservation award
Students, faculty and other volunteers gathered to plant trees and help with other planting and cleanup opportunities on the CBU campus on Nov. 2, 2019.
Riverside, Calif. (Aug. 19, 2020) – For the sixth consecutive year California Baptist University has earned recognition as a 2019 Tree Campus USA.
“We celebrate your diligence in improving the environment and quality of life at California Baptist University in 2019,” Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation, wrote to CBU. “We know that 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges—but you have shown that your commitment to trees is unwavering. Now more than ever, thank you for contributing to a healthier planet for all of us.”
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 student service learning projects.
Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.