Rose-Hulman commitment to TREES
As part of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's commitment to reduce our impact on the environment, we will contribute $2 for each laptop purchased each year to TREES, Inc., toward the purchase of trees to counteract the generation of greenhouse gases by the use of those laptops. This year $1,150 will go toward the purchase of trees which, when planted, will absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, store the carbon as biomass, and release the oxygen back into the atmosphere. This will help offset the carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the production of electricity used during the average three-year use of a notebook computer.
TREES, Inc., is a local nonprofit environmental volunteer group founded in January 1990 to encourage the planting of trees to:
- Replenish our declining urban forest.
- Educate citizens about the importance of maintaining our existing trees
- Improve the environment.
- Beautify the community.
- Stimulate community participation and civic pride.
Campus Tree Advisory Committee
The Campus Tree Advisory Committee is part of Rose-Hulman's commitment to the goals set forth by the Tree Campus USA program. Bringing students, faculty, and grounds managers together in the ongoing process designed to meet Tree Campus USA standards, Rose-Hulman recognizes the interplay between healthy arbor life and healthy living.