Saint Peter’s College Named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. – The Arbor Day Foundation has named Saint Peter’s College Englewood Cliffs Campus a 2011 Tree Campus USA in honor of its commitment to effective community forestry management. This is the second year of recognition for Saint Peter’s.
Saint Peter’s College achieved the designation by meeting the required five core standards for sustainable campus forestry: a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects.
“Students throughout the country are passionate about sustainability and community improvement, which makes Saint Peter’s emphasis on well-maintained and healthy trees so important,” said John Rosenow, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “By achieving Tree Campus USA recognition, Saint Peter’s College will continue to set an example for other colleges and universities and give students a chance to give back to both their campus community and the community at-large.”
Tree Campus USA, a national program launched in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation, honors colleges and universities and their leaders for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. Tree Campus USA is supported by a generous grant from Toyota.
“We are extremely proud to, once again, be the only college in New Jersey to earn the distinction of Tree Campus USA,” said Elizabeth Kane, dean of the school of professional and continuing studies and director of the Englewood Cliffs campus for Saint Peter’s College. “Saint Peter’s College is committed to sustainability and continues to implement new environmentally friendly initiatives and this recognition certainly speaks to our success thus far. We are especially grateful to the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Peace for their contributions to this endeavor and we hope it will aid in building awareness among our students and the greater community.”
During 2011, the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota helped campuses throughout the country plant 30,000 trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities have invested more than $22 million in campus forest management. More information about the Tree Campus USA program is available at www.arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.
Saint Peter’s College, inspired by its Jesuit, Catholic identity, commitment to individual attention and grounding in the liberal arts, educates a diverse community of learners in undergraduate, graduate and professional programs to excel intellectually, lead ethically, serve compassionately and promote justice in our ever-changing urban and global environment.
About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation is a nonprofit conservation and education organization of one million members with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information on the Foundation and its programs can be found at arborday.org.
Toyota (NYSE: TM) established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates 10 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs nearly 30,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $18 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.
Toyota is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where it does business and believes in supporting programs with long-term sustainable results. Toyota supports numerous organizations across the country, focusing on education, the environment and safety. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed over half a billion dollars to philanthropic programs in the U.S. For more information on Toyota’s commitment to improving communities nationwide, visit http://www.toyota.com/philanthropy.