Georgia College Front Page

Georgia College receives 2016 Tree Campus USA recognition

Recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation for a commitment to effective urban forest management, Georgia College recently received the 2016 Tree Campus USA® designation. Susan Daniels, assistant director of grounds, and Kristen Hitchcock,  sustainability coordinator, accepted a plaque Feb. 14 at the Mayor’s Symposium on Trees and Statewide Arbor Day celebration.

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and engaging staff and students in conservation goals. GC achieved the title by meeting Tree Campus USA’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 296 campuses across the U.S. with this recognition.

“Georgia College has made it a priority for years to protect and maintain our trees,” said Daniels. “We are very proud to be recognized for our efforts as a Tree Campus USA  and will continue to make the care of current trees as well as planting new trees a priority.”

During the last year, nearly 4,000 trees have been planted on the campus by 100 volunteers. The bulk of the planting took place from February to April 2016 when students, organizations and departments on campus volunteered to plant trees.

This year, volunteers can set up a time to plant a tree from Feb. 19- April 29. Contact susan.daniels@gcsu.edu to set up a time for you, your organization or department to take part.

The benefits of trees are well documented and include combating climate change, cleaning the air, providing oxygen and conserving energy with their shade. For more on the benefits of trees, visit https://www.treepeople.org/resources/tree-benefits?gclid=CKfvkLqlg9ICFVh... .

The Arbor Day Foundation has helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $46.7 million in campus forest management last year. More information about the program is available at arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.

Susan Daniels
Assistant Director Grounds
@GeorgiaCollege Tagged Tweets
Georgia College Twitter Feed

Ahh, that sound you hear is the GC Alma Mater playing over the carillon. You can find out more info… https://t.co/nmvw53Txms -GeorgiaCollege

Georgia College Twitter Feed

We're feeling the love! -GeorgiaCollege

Georgia College Twitter Feed

Great events happening every day on the campus. Here's an important one Oct. 24 sponsored by… https://t.co/ht49mHeAf1 -GCBobcats

Georgia College Twitter Feed

The organization Pedal for Pat stopped by Georgia College today as part of their 1098 mile journey from the Univers… https://t.co/7E5QRUByRr -GeorgiaCollege

Georgia College Twitter Feed

Thanks so much for welcoming to your beautiful campus tonight. -mmarciniak3

Georgia College Twitter Feed

Thanks for your amazing support! https://t.co/1aB0oaVL1T -WeBackPat

Georgia College Twitter Feed

Enjoyed a great cookout & hospitality tonite in Milledgeville, GA. Thanks for welcoming… https://t.co/LdP25Zlbgp -mmarciniak3

Georgia College Twitter Feed

“Teachers still have the potential to radically transform lives of the students they teach” - -JordanAdicks

Georgia College Twitter Feed

Awesome hospitality and beautiful campus thank you so much! 🚴🚴🚴 -joshcrisptweets

Georgia College Twitter Feed

Happy Friday Bobcats! Be sure to show how excited you are for the weekend by wearing your blue and green on campus… https://t.co/OIpbDS6ML1 -GeorgiaCollege

Georgia College Twitter Feed

U of Wisconsin looks to follow and deemphasize the MBA, we offer more specialty MS degrees now! in https://t.co/nrTludDyDj -DocKevinElder

Georgia College Twitter Feed

RT : Thanks for your amazing support! https://t.co/1aB0oaVL1T -GeorgiaCollege

Georgia College Twitter Feed

RT : Thanks so much for welcoming to your beautiful campus tonight. -GeorgiaCollege

Georgia College Twitter Feed

Interested in learning more about the WW Teaching Fellowship? Come talk to a representative at Grad School Fair on 10/23 -WoodrowWilsonTF

Georgia College Twitter Feed

We are talking library disasters with Jennifer Townes of on today. -LibraryRadio

Georgia College Twitter Feed

5K benefit run Sat 10/21 Walk-up reg just $25 (Greenway parking lot, E Greene St) https://t.co/7NrUGe5Djb -baxword

Georgia College VimeoGeorgia College FacebookGeorgia College LinkedInGeorgia College Front Page RSS FeedGeorgia College Twitter