Purdue receives Tree Campus USA Award

The Department of Natural Resources and the Arbor Day Foundation presented Purdue with the Tree Campus USA award for the 9th year in a row.

Posted: Apr. 26, 2018 6:28 PM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Purdue received an award for their dedication to the Arbor Day cause on Thursday.

The Department of Natural Resources and the Arbor Day Foundation presented Purdue with the Tree Campus USA award for the 9th year in a row.

This past Sunday was Earth Day and this week Purdue has been taking part in Earth Week.

As a part of Earth Week, dozens of student volunteers helped plant six trees along the North side of Elliot Hall of Music.

Max Driscoll is the Assistant Director of Sustainability at Purdue.

He said planting trees and getting students involved is a win-win for the university.

"It's recognition of what we are doing on campus, the good work that we're doing. It's great to get the students involved and I think improving their own environment that they walk by everyday is really the most rewarding part of it," said Drsicoll. "Students can sort of impact their own environment and make it a little nicer. Planting trees is always a good thing. I don't know anybody against planting trees on campus."

Earlier in the week Purdue hosted documentary screenings and discussions about Arbor Day.

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