Seattle University has been recognized as a 2017 Tree Campus USA. 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,” Dan Lambe, president of the foundation wrote to SU President Stephen Sundborg, S.J., last month.
“To obtain this distinction,” Lambe continued, “Seattle University met the five core standards for an effective campus forest management including, establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. Your entire campus community should be proud of your sustained commitment to environmental stewardship…Thank you for contributing to a healthier planet for all of us.”
You can learn more about the Tree Campus USA program here.