News • October 31, 2017

Fall Arbor Day celebration brings new trees to CBU campus

Fall Arbor DayThe Fall Arbor Day event at California Baptist University attracts more than 200 students, faculty and other volunteers on Oct. 28.

Riverside, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2017) -  More than 200 students, faculty and other volunteers celebrated Fall Arbor Day by planting 20 trees and performing horticultural maintenance at California Baptist University on Oct 28.

The university’s Facilities and Planning Services office and the Environmental Science Club at CBU organized the event. CBU is one of 13 higher education institutions in California designated as a Tree Campus USA college, a program implemented by the Arbor Day Foundation. CBU recently was awarded the title for a third straight year.

Arbor Day volunteers met at the Kugel located at the Ronald L. and Jane D. Ellis Great Commission Plaza bright and early. The volunteers then broke into teams to either plant new trees around campus or work on revitalizing center planters along Campus Bridge Drive. The teams worked throughout the morning to complete their tasks.

Antonio Diaz, a biology freshman who attended the Fall Arbor Day, said his faith places an importance on stewardship.

“It is important to show that you care about the area you live in and give respect to [community]. The service also shows our gratitude to God for blessing us with so much,” Diaz said.  

Donica Loney, a pre-physician assistant freshman, enjoyed spending time outside at the event.

“Nature is a blessing that God provides us. Helping our campus shows that we at least acknowledge the things we’re lucky to have on a daily basis,” Loney said.