Kalamazoo Valley Community College

Sustainable Moves at VALLEY

Sustainable Moves Committee | Two For One Tree Policy

A "two-for-one" policy has been adopted at KVCC, which means that every time a tree is removed from campus for any reason, two are planted to replace it. In recent months, 15 trees have been planted around Texas Township campus.

Why a two-for-one tree policy? Each time a tree is saved, so is an oxygen generator. Trees bring a multitude of benefits ranging from decreased air pollution, storm water runoff and extreme temperature days to increased property values, carbon sequestration and quality of life.

Healthy urban forests are important because the trees filter air, water, and sunlight; provide shelter to animals; and provide recreational areas for people. Trees moderate the local climate by consuming harmful emissions and releasing oxygen. Trees also shade homes and businesses to conserve energy.

If you would like to be a part of this important committee please contact Dan at 269-488-4298 or dmaley@kvcc.edu