Tuesday, February 2, 2010

University of Alaska Anchorage Named 2009 Tree Campus USA University by the Arbor Day Foundation; Anchorage, AK

UAA Named 2009 Tree Campus USA University by the Arbor Day Foundation The Northern Light:
UAA has been honored once again.
In early January, the Arbor Day Foundation named UAA as one of 2009’s Tree Campus USA Universities for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.
“The Tree Campus USA program will have a long-lasting impact at the University of Alaska Anchorage 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, in a press release. “Alaska Anchorage will benefit from exceptional tree-care practices on campus as it works with tree-care professionals in the community to improve the tree canopy in Anchorage.”
Tree Campus USA is a national program that recognizes collegiate institutes that promote healthy urban forest management and engage the campus community in environmental stewardship. In order to receive a Tree Campus USA award, the university must meet five required core standards: the establishment of a campus tree advisory committee, have evidence of a campus tree-care plan, the verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan, be involved in an Arbor Day observance and institute a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.

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