CityU Celebrates Earth Day by Handing out 100 Trees!

CityU Celebrates Earth Day by Handing out 100 Trees!
CityU's School of Management staff pick up their trees.
CityU’s School of Management staff pick up their trees.

To celebrate Earth Day, City University of Seattle is handing out 100 spruce trees to our faculty and staff. Aside from offering Bachelor, Master’s and Doctoral level courses on sustainability; our Provost, Dr. Steve Olswang, and our two Deans, Dr. Kurt Kirstein and Dr. Craig Schieber, wanted to put some sustainability practices into action.

By handing out 100 trees, CityU is doing its part to restore the earth with more oxygen and provide it with 100 more carbon-fighting-capable trees. Why trees? Here are three reasons:

1)      An average size tree produces enough oxygen in one year to keep a family of four breathing.

2)      Three trees planted in the right place around buildings can cut air-conditioning costs up to 50%.

3)      By planting 20-million trees, the earth and its people will be provided with 260 million more tons of oxygen. Those same 20-million trees will remove 10 million tons of CO2.

While we can’t afford to plant 20-million trees, we CAN do our part.

Our Provost, Deans, and now 100 trees are doing their part; it’s now your turn! Plant a tree, commit to composting, or unplug your appliances when you are not using them. Simple practices make HUGE differences.

What are you doing to celebrate Earth Day?

Interested in sustainability? Call one of our admissions counselors and find out more about our courses and our sustainability emphasis area within the MBA program today – 1.888.422.4898.

Published April 19, 2012



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