CISI has announced a new initiative to plant a tree for every international student they serve, in response to the World Economic Forum’s ambitious goal to protect, restore and plant 1 trillion trees. This initiative highlights CISI’s commitment to not only supporting the education and growth of international students, but also to making a positive impact on the environment.
CISI believes that talent, much like a tree, needs a supportive environment in order to flourish and give back to the world. Just as a tree provides oxygen, shade, and beauty, international students bring diversity, knowledge, and new perspectives to the countries where they study and work. By planting a tree for each international student, CISI hopes to symbolize their hopes and dreams, as well as their ability to take root and grow in their new surroundings.
In order to make this initiative a success, CISI is looking for volunteers to help with the tree-planting process. CISI will provide each volunteer with a beautiful flowering or fruit tree worth approximately $50, and will take care of transportation to the designated location. The volunteer will be responsible for completing the planting within five days and providing photos of the process and completion, so that CISI can document and celebrate this initiative.
Overall, this initiative is a wonderful way for CISI to demonstrate its commitment to international students, the environment, and a brighter future for all.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Tree-IS-Planted project, and thank you for your well wishes for the future of international students and your contributions to improving the ecological environment. Also, a big thank you to Esri ArcGIS and the CMU School of Architecture for their support with geographic information technology, which makes this project better presented to society.