Tree Campus USA program recognizes college and university campuses that:
Effectively manage their campus trees.
Develop connectivity with the community beyond campus borders to foster healthy, urban forests.
Strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities centered on campus, and community, forestry efforts.
Why The University of Redlands participates:
Trees benefit the environment, provide shade, protect us from the wind, and clean our air.
Campuses can benefit as well:
A commitment to trees on your campus can, in turn, significantly reduce the amount of energy a campus, and community, needs to generate.
Planting and maintaining trees on your campus and in the community reduces carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, which is one of the important roles that trees play.
Green spaces give students and faculty the setting to relax with others, or on their own. What better way to study or take a break than by being outside.
By meeting the annual standards and being recognized as a Tree Campus USA college, you will create a campus that not only benefits the environment but instills pride in the students, faculty, and community.