Can Higher Learning Also Be “Greener Learning”?close
In 2008, Toyota joined with the Arbor Day Foundation to create “Tree Campus USA,” a program recognizing colleges and universities that commit to a set of five environmental standards meant to help promote healthy forests on campus and in the local community. More than 100 distinguished campuses have already been designated a Tree Campus, including Oklahoma's Northeastern State University at Tahlequah and the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. Other participating schools include: Cornell University; University of Michigan; University of Texas; University of California, Los Angeles; Duke University; and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
As part of the program, every year Toyota and the Arbor Day Foundation also pick ten to fifteen schools to host special tree planting events celebrating their designation. One recipient was Indiana University Bloomington, and you can see the work of their dedicated student volunteers.