FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 9, 2007
Contact: K.E. Schwab
SRU Student Government Association efforts help 'green' the campus
SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University's Student Government Association recently completed a tree project that will benefit the University and students for years to come. SGA began the project by purchasing 60 saplings to create a tree farm on campus. They recently added an additional $1,000 to the project in order to purchase an additional 40 trees that are large enough for immediate planting.
"We are very excited about creating a tree farm right here on campus. We feel that the project is important and needs to be seen as long term,'' said Larry Brink, SGA president.
SGA was also pleased to be able to make an immediate impact on the campus environment. "President Smith liked what we were doing and made a donation to match our financial commitment in order to help us buy more large trees," Brink said.
SGA hopes to see this project continue, Brink said, and plans to host an event this year on Arbor Day.
Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.