JWU Providence Earns 2020 Tree Campus USA® Recognition

Story by JWU Media Relations , on Oct 15, 2020 11:38 AM

Press Release

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — October 15, 2020 – Johnson & Wales University Providence Campus is the only college in Rhode Island to be honored by the Arbor Day Foundation for its commitment to effective urban forest management with 2020 Tree Campus USA® recognition. 

Tree Campus USA is a national program created in 2008 by the Arbor Day Foundation and sponsored by Toyota to honor colleges and universities for effective campus forest management and for engaging staff and students in conservation goals. JWU 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. 

"Students are eager to volunteer in their communities and become better stewards of the environment," said Matt Harris, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. "Participating in Tree Campus USA sets a fine example for other colleges and universities, while helping to create a healthier planet for us all." 

About JWU
Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with more than 8,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its campuses in Providence, Rhode Island and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, hospitality, nutrition, health and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics, food innovation, design and engineering. The university’s impact is global, with alumni in 127 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.

About the Arbor Day Foundation
The Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota have helped campuses throughout the country plant thousands of trees, and Tree Campus USA colleges and universities invested more than $29 million in campus forest management last year. 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 about the program is available at  arborday.org/TreeCampusUSA.


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