Tomorrow is the last chance to vote for up to five of your favorite Tree Campus USA events at arbordaynow.org, with the winning campuses receiving a $1,000 prize from the Arbor Day Foundation.
The $1,000 award must be used toward an Arbor Day celebration or service learning project involving college students and focusing on tree-planting or tree care. Winners will also receive up to 100 free t-shirts and signage for their event.
Ten campuses are in the running as finalists: American University, Arizona State University, Centre College, Eastern Kentucky University, Elmhurst College, the University of Maryland, the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, the University of Nevada Las Vegas, the University of Rochester and Virginia Tech.
Participants in the poll can click on an individual campus to learn more about its current conservation and tree planting activities.
Students, faculty and staff are definitely mobilized – as of this afternoon, nearly 40,000 votes had been cast. Yesterday, the Daily Nebraskan, the student newspaper at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, ran a story about the campus participation in the contest and encouraged people to vote.
UPDATE: Virginia Tech’s student newspaper the Collegiate Times covered the contest this morning.