Jamestown Community College Recognized as a ``Tree Campus Usa’’ College for the Fourth Consecutive Yearby Representative Tom Reed
Posted on 2013-03-04
of new york
in the house of representatives
Monday, March 4, 2013
Mr. REED. Mr. Speaker, I rise to congratulate Jamestown Community
College and its faculty, staff, and student body whose commitment to
the environment has earned them the distinguished award as a ``Tree
Campus USA'' college for the fourth consecutive year. As the first
community college in New York State to earn this distinction from the
Arbor Day Foundation, JCC met the necessary criteria by fulfilling five
standards: maintaining a campus tree advisory committee, campus tree
care plan, providing annual expenditures to the tree program, observing
Arbor Day, and service learning projects for students. By achieving
these standards, Jamestown Community College displayed effective
management of their campus trees and collaboration with the community
to foster urban forests.
The Arbor Day Foundation created this national program to recognize colleges and universities who exhibit dedication to sustaining their campus and community forestry as well as engaging their student body and faculty in these conservation goals. With one million members, Arbor Day Foundation has grown to become the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees. It has helped campuses throughout the country plant hundreds of thousands of trees and last year ``Tree Campus USA'' colleges and universities invested $23 million in campus forest management.
Jamestown Community College stands as an example to the community and other colleges and universities for making initiatives to sustain the environment by protecting and maintaining trees.
I applaud their many efforts and look forward to Jamestown Community College's continued leadership on this front.