January 22, 2020
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Huntingdon Receives Tree Campus USA Recognition
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College has been notified by the Arbor Day Foundation of selection as a 2019 Tree Campus USA®. The recognition honors the College’s commitment to effective urban forest management.This is the sixth consecutive year Huntingdon has earned the distinction.
“Tree campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but also for the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of Huntingdon College’s participation, air will be purer, water cleaner, and your students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty the trees provide.”
Huntingdon College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee and a campus tree-care plan; dedicating annual expenditures for the campus tree program; observing Arbor Day; and engaging students in a tree conservation service-learning project. There are 385 campuses across the United States with Tree Campus USA recognition.
The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year. This work directly supports the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative—an unprecedented effort to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspire 5 million tree planters by 2022. Last year, Tree Campus USA schools collectively planted 34,515 trees and engaged 33,432 tree planters. More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.
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’s Tree Campus USA efforts are coordinated by Gabrielle Ehinger, a member of faculty in the Department of Biology.
Huntingdon College continues a legacy of faith, wisdom, and service through a liberal arts academic tradition grounded in the Judeo-Christian heritage of the United Methodist Church. For more information on Huntingdon College, see www.huntingdon.edu.
-- Suellen (Su) Ofe Vice President for Marketing and Communications Huntingdon College 1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery, AL 36106 (334) 833-4515; Cell (334) 324-6591 www.huntingdon.edu