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Austin Peay State University retains Tree Campus USA recognition for Fifth Straight Year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – The Austin Peay State University (APSU) campus has maintained its recognition as a Tree Campus USA by the Arbor Day Foundation, winning the honor for a fifth straight year. 

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Arbor Day Foundation names CDE Lightband 2020 Tree Line USA

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – The Arbor Day Foundation has named CDE Lightband a 2020 Tree Line USA® in honor of its commitment to proper tree pruning, planting and care in the provider’s service area.

Tree Line USA, a partnership between the Foundation and the National Association of State Foresters, recognizes public and private utilities for pursuing practices that protect and enhance America’s urban trees.

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Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts bestows Employee Service Awards

 

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City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – For Eddie Combs, who’s worked for CDE Lightband for 45 years, trees are a big deal.

Combs has spent the last 11 years as the utility’s right-of-way foreman, and a big part of that job is managing how trees interact — or better, how they don’t interact — with power lines.

Eddie Combs, a 45-year employee at CDE Lightband, is congratulated Wednesday by CDE General Manager Brian Taylor, left, and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. The City of Clarksville presented service pins to more than 200 workers at its annual employee awards breakfast.

Eddie Combs, a 45-year employee at CDE Lightband, is congratulated Wednesday by CDE General Manager Brian Taylor, left, and Clarksville Mayor Joe Pitts. The City of Clarksville presented service pins to more than 200 workers at its annual employee awards breakfast.

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APSU recognized by Arbor Day Foundation as Tree Campus USA for third year

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University has received recognition for the third year in a row by the Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing the campus as a Tree Campus USA.

To obtain this distinction, Austin Peay State University has met the five core standards for sustainable campus forestry required by Tree Campus USA, including establishment of a tree advisory committee, evidence of a campus tree-care plan, dedicated annual expenditures for its campus tree program, an Arbor Day observance and the sponsorship of student service-learning projects. 

Austin Peay State University Campus. (APSU)

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Austin Peay State University honored with Tree Campus USA recognition

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – With 110 acres of green space and a diverse number of trees planted, located and maintained on campus, the efforts of Austin Peay State University staff and students have been honored by the Arbor Day Foundation with the University’s first designation as a Tree Campus USA institution.

“This was the first time that the University has gone through the application process, and it is a recognition of the collaborative environment we have at Austin Peay,” Wes Powell, assistant director, landscape and ground, said. “We had members of the University, as well as the community come together for the conservation and preservation of our natural resources.”

Austin Peay was honored by Tree Campus USA for their efforts of planting and maintaining trees around the campus.

Austin Peay was honored by Tree Campus USA for their efforts of planting and maintaining trees around the campus.

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AT&T challenges 1 million customers to go paperless, To plant trees to celebrate those who make the switch

 

AT&T launches promotion with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant trees on behalf of first million customers who switch to paperless billing in 2010

Dallas — Whether going paperless appeals to your love of nature, convenience – or both, AT&T* has a million reasons for you to make the switch.  Continuing its commitment to environmental sustainability, AT&T today announced a new challenge for AT&T residential home phone, AT&T U-verseSM TV, broadband, and wireless customers, nationwide: With the help of the Arbor Day Foundation, AT&T will have a tree planted in honor of each customer who opts in to paperless billing – up to 1 million trees in 2010.

According to PayItGreen, if a million customers switch to paperless billing, this would help to save 400,000 pounds of paper, avoid 6 million pounds of greenhouse gases, and prevent 4 million gallons of wastewater from discharging into lakes, streams, and rivers in a year.  And, according to the EPA, planting 1 million trees can absorb more than 1 million tons of carbon dioxide, can provide oxygen for up to 4 million people to breathe in a day,** and can forest more than 1,400 acres of land.*** «Read the rest of this article»

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