The Arbor Day Foundations has once again named UNO as a member of its "Tree Campus Higher Education" program - highlighting the university's commitment to sustainability and urban forest management.
"Trees not only play a vital role in the environment but also in our daily lives,” said Dan Lambe, chief executive of the Arbor Day Foundation. “Having trees on college and university campuses is a great way to show a commitment to students and faculty’s overall wellbeing.”
UNO has been recognized as a Tree Campus Higher Education institution since 2009, consistently meeting the five standards of sustainabile campus forestry:
- Established tree advisory committee
- Evidence of a campus tree-care plan
- Dedicated annual expenditures for the campus tree program
- An Arbor Day observance
- Sponsorship of student service-learning projects
UNO is one of less than 400 universities to earn the designation this year, which honors efforts from 2021, and one of very few universities in the country to receive the honor 12 straight years.
In honor of the recognition and of Arbor Day on Friday, April 29, UNO Landscape Services will be planting a tree on campus, continuing a decades-long tradition.
For more information about the Tree Campus Higher Education program, visit treecampushighered.org.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.