Some things might get old when they happen five years in a row, but for Hyacinth Ide, Georgia Tech’s associate director of landscape services, having the Institute named a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation isn't one of them.
“A beautiful campus provides a recruiting and retention tool for students, faculty and staff,” said Ide. “A great number of students selected Georgia Tech because of the beauty of the campus.”
Those who appreciate the shade of Tech’s tree canopy amidst the Atlanta skyline have an opportunity to advocate for these plush oxygen sources with the Campus Tree Advisory Committee. The committee, comprised of members representing the diverse audience of those with a stake in Georgia Tech’s campus trees, is now seeking student members.
For the fourth consecutive year, the Arbor Day Foundation
named Georgia Tech a Tree Campus USA school for its commitment to effective
community forestry management.
Tech achieved the 2011 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
The Arbor Day Foundation today honored Georgia Tech as a 2009 Tree Campus USA University for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship.
This is the second consecutive year Georgia Tech has been named a Tree Campus USA University.
For its commitment to the development and maintenance of a healthy campus landscape, Georgia Tech has been selected by the Arbor Day Foundation as one of six universities to receive a recognition gift of 75 new trees. Student organizations, staff and university leadership will be on hand to assist with the planting during a November 6 ceremony, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Campanile.
The Georgia Institute of Technology is joining 32 other leading institutions
today to launch the Billion Dollar Green Challenge. The goal is to invest a
cumulative total of one billion dollars in self-managed, green revolving funds
that finance energy-efficiency upgrades on campus.