NWU Named Tree Campus USA For Second Consecutive Year
For the second consecutive year, Nebraska Wesleyan University has been named a Tree Campus USA University by the Arbor Day Foundation.
“The Tree Campus USA program will have a long-lasting impact at Nebraska Wesleyan as it engages college students and local citizens to plant trees and create healthier communities for people to enjoy for decades to come,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation.
Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and the leaders of the campus and surrounding communities for promoting healthy urban forest management and engaging the campus community in environmental stewardship.
Nebraska Wesleyan was recognized for:
- Establishing a campus tree advisory committee;
- Evidence of a campus tree-care plan;
- Verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan;
- Involvement in an Arbor Day observance;
- Instituting a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.
Nebraska Wesleyan University was among the 29 colleges and universities across the country named to the inaugural tree campus program in 2008.