My father has discovered the internet. So much so, that he was able to find today’s leaf, Finlandia University.
No, this is not a college in Finland. Yes, this is a college in Michigan that hails from Finnish roots. It’s not often that you see institutions for higher education establishing their identities based on environmental considerations. Finlandia apparently has, although it is unclear how they exercise that interest in the environment. Here is Finlandia’s explanation of the leaf:
Why the leaf? Along with representing our dedication to individual growth, and environmental concern, the birch leaf signifies Finlandia’s Finnish heritage. Not only is the Birch tree a common sight in both Finland and the Keweenaw, it has been used to create tools and art that have helped to define both cultures.
The logo is nothing to gawk at, but the fact that it plays a role in the university’s identity is. Thanks dad, keep on Googling.