PITTSBURGH: For the sixth consecutive year, Chatham University was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
To obtain this distinction, Chatham 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 the campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance, and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.
Dan Lambe, President of the Arbor Day Foundation states, “If ever there was a time for trees, now is that time. Worldwide we are facing issues with air quality, water resources, personal health and well-being, and energy use. By earning Tree Campus USA recognition, your campus has shown its commitment to protecting and preserving its valuable tree resources and will reap their benefits for generations of students to come.”
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges, universities, and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation.
About the Arbor Day Foundation: 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.