February 10, 2017
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Huntingdon honored as a Tree Campus USA
Montgomery, Ala.—For the third consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation has recognized Huntingdon College as a Tree Campus USA. Huntingdon’s TC-USA coordinator, Gabrielle Ehinger, was notified of the designation last week. A national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, Tree Campus USA honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
To earn this distinction, Huntingdon College met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA: establishment of a tree advisory committee; evidence of a campus tree-care plan; dedicated annual expenditures for the College’s campus tree program; an Arbor Day observance; and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.
Huntingdon’s commitment to tree stewardship was demonstrated both on- and off-campus during 2016. In February 2016 the College’s Arbor Day observance spanned two days and included planting a large tree in front of Smith Hall and planting and mulching 40 trees in West Montgomery, funded by a generous grant from the Arbor Day Foundation. On campus, 24 new trees replaced aging or lost trees. A separate service activity involved watering and mulching trees along Fairview Avenue in front of the campus.
The Arbor Day Foundation is a million-member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.
Huntingdon College, grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America” by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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