TWC honored for environmental stewardship

Posted on: February 7, 2014

TWC was honored with a 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Tennessee Wesleyan College was honored with a 2013 Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management.
 
Tree Campus USA, a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota, honors colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals.
 
TWC achieved the Tree Campus USA honor by meeting the program’s five standards, which include maintaining a tree advisory committee, a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and student service-learning project.
 
“We're proud to receive the designation as a Tree Campus USA,” said Mike Ingram, TWC director of physical plant services. “TWC is a vital part of the Athens urban canopy and it is exciting to be a part of enhancing its vitality.
 
“Prospective students and their families frequently mention that our beautiful campus is an important part of their decision in choosing to attend Tennessee Wesleyan. The tree committee is proud that our work and the work that has occurred since 1857 enriches the lives of our campus and community members.”