May 21, 2009
The 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, and strive to engage their student population utilizing service learning opportunities. By meeting the annual standards and being recognized as a Tree Campus USA college, you can create a campus that not only benefits the environment, but also instills pride in the students, faculty, and community.
Mary Widhelm Presentation (Mary suggests deleting slides 3, 4, 14, 16, and 17 for local use)
Tree Campus USA Resource List
Mary Widhelm, Program Coordinator, Arbor Day Foundation (Lincoln, NE)
Mary Widhelm is Program Coordinator responsible for Tree Campus USA at Arbor Day Foundation. Through this program, colleges and universities across the United States can be recognized as a Tree Campus USA college by meeting five standards developed to promote healthy trees and student involvement.
Teresa Rhodes, Development Director, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful (Indianapolis, IN)
In 2008, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful started their Tree Campus USA program in collaboration with Indiana University as a way for the college community to make a commitment to their campus trees. Sometimes overlooked, campus trees can significantly improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon dioxide, and provide green spaces for students and faculty to gather.
Webcast attendees will learn:
* Standard 1- Campus Tree Advisory Committee
* Standard 2- Campus Tree Care Plan
* Standard 3- Campus Tree Program with Dedicated Annual Expenditures
* Standard 4- Arbor Day Observance
* Standard 5- Service Learning Project
About the Third Thursday Webcast Series
The Third Thursday Webcast Series is the Alliance for Community Trees’ monthly webcast series held at the lunch hour and made possible through support from The Home Depot Foundation and USDA Forest Service. The goal is to create informal training opportunities for local urban and community forestry organizations. The content is geared to mainly serve the needs of volunteer organizations and community groups, although webcasts are open to all.
The trainings leverage local successes by amplifying to a larger audience the model organizations’ methods, materials, and approaches. Sessions are planned to last no more than one hour, with two presenters speaking on the same topic from slightly different perspectives, each for 10-15 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers.
CEU Approved: 1 Hour
CFE Category 1 Approved: 1 Hour