Spelman Recognized as Tree Campus USA School
Spelman College has been recognized as a Tree Campus USA community for 2016 for its commitment to caring for and maintaining its campus trees. The College was honored earlier this month at the 2017 State Arbor Day celebration in Atlanta.
This is the fourth year Spelman has earned the honor. Tree Campus USA is a national program administered by the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize college campuses that manage their trees effectively, engage students and faculty in conservation activities, and connect with their local communities to promote healthy forests. Numerous campus conservation initiatives include the Spelman Educational Task Force's participation in last year’s Earth Day celebration to help raise awareness of the importance and value of trees to the global and local environment.
“Trees clean our air, filter our water, spur economic growth and provide countless opportunities to enjoy recreation, contributing to a better quality of life,” Robert Farris, director of the Georgia Forestry Commission, said in a statement. “The students and faculty of Spelman College can take pride in their campus leaders’ commitment to trees and forested land – on Arbor Day and every other day of the year.”
UMES, FAMU, Spelman College and Howard University Receive Top Ranking from the Building Green Initiative (2014)
A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, practices and curriculums.
The survey ranked the nation’s most eco-friendly HBCUs and found the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University were the top green campuses among public institutions, while Spelman College and Howard University topped the list for private schools.
GCA College/University Best New Program: Spelman College, Atlanta (2012)