INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis was honored with a 2014 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
The award marks the third time IUPUI has received the Tree Campus USA recognition.
Leading up to the award May 5, the campus participated in the 2015 Arbor Day tree planting program. Twenty Honors College students, with the support of Campus Facility Services, planted 16 trees May 1.
IUPUI also participated in an NCAA tree-planting event during the Final Four in Indianapolis last month. Four trees were planted in an area designated Celebration Plaza, between one of the NCAA’s buildings and the Herron School of Art and Design.
Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
According to the foundation, IUPUI achieved the title of Tree Campus USA by meeting 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.
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.