Green on Earth Day
University named 'Green College' and 'Tree Campus USA' for second year
The University of Redlands has been named for the second year as one of the most environmentally responsible colleges in the U.S.A. and Canada by The Princeton Review and a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation.
"The enhancement of sustainability and environmental stewardship continues to be a priority for the University of Redlands. It can be seen in our academic programs and classrooms, in our residence halls and student activities and increasing in the overall operations of the institution," said Phil Doolittle, executive vice president and chief operating officer at the University.
The University of Redlands was selected by the well-known education services company for inclusion in the just-released second annual edition of its downloadable book, “The Princeton Review’s Guide to 311 Green Colleges: 2011 Edition."
Released just before the 41st anniversary of Earth Day, the guide can be downloaded at www.princetonreview.com/green-guide.aspx and www.centerforgreenschools.org/greenguide.
The University also recently earned Tree Campus USA recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship, according to the nonprofit Arbor Day Foundation. Tree Campus USA is a national program that honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy management of their campus forests and for engaging the community in environmental stewardship.
In order to receive Tree Campus USA status, Redlands met five standards of tree care and community involvement: establishment of a campus tree advisory committee; evidence of a campus tree-care plan; verification of dedicated annual expenditures on the campus tree-care plan; involvement in an Arbor Day observance; and the institution of a service-learning project aimed at engaging the student body.
The University’s tree advisory committee includes members from the Students for Environmental Action group, the Community Service Learning office, professors in the Environment Studies and Biology departments, Facilities Management employees, as well a member of the city of Redlands Street Tree Committee.