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  • Jamestown Community College Recognized as a ``Tree Campus Usa’’ College for the Fourth Consecutive Year

    by Representative Tom Reed

    Posted on 2013-03-04

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    REED 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.


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