CSCC was once again honored with Tree Campus USA Recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation. Pictured, from left to right: Dr. Mitch Rhea, dean of math and
science; Robert Brewer, associate professor of biology, and Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president.
Cleveland State Community College was honored with 2017 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
“Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment,” said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Participating in Tree Campus USA sets a fine example for other colleges and universities, while helping to create a healthier planet for us all.”
Tree Campus USA, an Arbor Day Foundation program, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The Tree Campus USA program honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Cleveland State Community College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project. Currently there are 344 campuses across the United States with this recognition.
“Cleveland State Community College is proud to be recertified as a Tree Campus USA,” stated Dr. Bill Seymour, CSCC president. “We are so fortunate to have such a beautiful campus in our community that is befitting of this award. Our continuing commitment to caring for our environment serves as a role model for our students and all community citizens.”
The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $48 million in campus forest management last year.