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TreeHug PDX Returns to Prove Portland is the Greenest City

Thursday, July 16, 2015

 

The tree hugging event will bring locals together in an epic way that demonstrates a community is not only between people but between people and their environnment.

After organizers challenged Portland to prove that it is more green and “tree hug" oriented than Seattle or Vancouver, TreeHug PDX brings back the third annual tree hugging event on Saturday, July 18. 

Everyone is invited to attend the tree hug event at Hoyt Arboretum where there will be live music, bucket truck rides, a climbing wall, and games in addition to the actual tree hug.

TreeHug PDX is an event that focuses on conserving forest life and educating individuals about nature. The event is created and ran by people from nonprofit organizations such as Treecology, Hoyt Arboretum Friends, Portland Parks & Recreation, Urban Forestry, City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services, and Friends of Trees and Ascending Giants.

The tree hugging event will bring locals together in an epic way that demonstrates a community is not only between people but between people and their environnment.

“I can’t think of a better way to show how much Portlanders love trees than by initiating the Cascadia Cup of tree hugging. I’m going out on a limb here and predicting that our huggers will turn out in huge numbers,” said Portland Parks & Recreation Director Mike Abbaté.  

Don’t miss out on a chance to prove to Seattle and Vancouver that Portland really is dedicated to making the world a greener place. RSVP HERE.

TreeHugPDX, Hoyt Arboretum, near the intersection of SW Kingston Ave and SW Knights Boulevard. Saturday, July 18, from 12pm - 3pm. 

 

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Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Enrollment: 23,070

From the moment you arrive on the campus of Washington State, you sense that the university is a “tight-knit community.” In turn, this helps to foster a “friendly atmosphere” and “great spirit,” both of which permeate the school. 

Photo courtesy of Washington State University website.

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University of Puget Sound

Tacoma, Washington 

Enrollment: 2,541

The University of Puget Sound is “the ideal learning environment with plenty of opportunity for both academic and personal growth.” Students are encouraged to “branch out and go beyond their comfort zone in class and outside of class.”

Photo Courtesy of Puget Sound Website 

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Oregon State University

Corvallis, Oregon

Enrollment: 23,161

Oregon State University is a spirited, science-driven school, says a bioengineering major. Students at OSU enjoy the "exceptional 'green living' education" on campus.
 

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University of Washington

Seattle, Washington

Enrollment: 29,754

Ranked the 15th best university in the world*, the UW is home to a renowned medical center and top-ranked programs in medicine, engineering, nursing, law, business and social work. 

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Willamette University

Salem, Oregon

Enrollment: 2,375

Traditional academics are strong at Willamette, but perhaps what stands out most is that “learning opportunities outside of the classroom are endless.” 
 

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Portland State University

Portland, Oregon

Enrollment: 23,170

Portland State University’s motto is “let knowledge serve the city,” and students echo this philosophy, saying their school “has a strong focus on civic engagement and sustainability.”

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Lewis & Clark 

Portland, Oregon

Enrollment: 2,179

On a stunning campus in one of the most exciting and progressive cities anywhere, the next generation of global thinkers gathers to discard conventional thinking, civic complacency, and outmoded preconceptions.

 
 

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