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Bladen Community College Announces  2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® Recognition

Dublin – In observance of Arbor Day 2021, Bladen Community College announces that it has achieved 2020 Tree Campus Higher Education® recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective tree management.  “Tree Campuses and their students set examples for not only their student bodies but the surrounding communities showcasing how trees create a healthier environment,” said Dan Lambe, president of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Because of Bladen Community College’s participation air will be purer, water cleaner and its students and faculty will be surrounded by the shade and beauty the trees provide.”

The Tree Campus Higher Education program honors colleges and universities for effective campus tree management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. Bladen Community College achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus Higher Educations’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. Currently there are 385 campuses across the United States with this recognition.

“We are so proud of our Tree Campus Higher Education distinction and invite the community to our beautiful campus.  Our diligence to improve the environment and quality of life at Bladen Community College contributes to a healthier, more sustainable world for us all. We are committed to maintaining our Tree Campus Higher Education standards for the years to come.” remarked Amanda Lee, Bladen Community College President.

The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus Higher Education colleges and universities invested more than $51 million in campus forest management last year. This work directly supports the Arbor Day Foundation’s Time for Trees initiative — an unprecedented effort to plant 100 million trees in forests and communities and inspire 5 million tree planters by 2022. Last year, Tree Campus Higher Education schools have collectively planted 34,515 trees and engaged 33,432 tree planters — helping us work toward these critical goals.

About the Arbor Day Foundation: The Arbor Day Foundation is a million member nonprofit conservation and education organization with the mission to inspire people to plant, nurture and celebrate trees. More information is available at arborday.org.

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