Tree Canada

Tree Canada
Golder Associates Ltd.

Golder Associates Ltd.

October 25, 2010 11:02 ET

Ecole Publique John Fisher School Celebrates Tree Planting Grant From Golder and Tree Canada to Its Green School Grounds

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2010) - As part of its 50th anniversary celebration, Golder Associates Ltd. has donated $85,000 to Tree Canada's "Greening Canada's School Grounds" program to plant trees in 20 schools across the country.

École Publique John Fisher Public School in Toronto (40 Erskine Avenue) is one of the grant recipients of the program. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the project will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 26 starting at 12:50 pm. Photo opportunities are available.

Tree Canada will select schools and arrange tree planting events in the fall of 2010 and spring of 2011. Besides planting and maintaining the trees, Tree Canada will also conduct first, second and fifth year assessments while retaining the title to carbon under this campaign.

"We are delighted to support Tree Canada's "Greening Canada's School Grounds" program which is an investment in our communities and creates a better environment for our children and future generations. Our relationship with Tree Canada is one of many legacy projects we are commencing this year to commemorate our 50th anniversary," says Mark Brightman, president, Golder Associates Ltd. 

"School ground greening is a great way to show students how trees improve where they learn and play. Planting a tree is something they will always remember," Tree Canada President Michael Rosen says. "We are proud to be working with Golder who will help create a lasting legacy for schools and hundreds of students in years to come."

About Golder Associates

Golder Associates is a respected, employee-owned, global company providing consulting, design, and construction services in our specialist areas of earth, environment, and the related areas of energy. From 160 offices worldwide, our nearly 7,000 employees work with clients to manage their environmental and engineering activities in a technically sound, economically viable, and socially responsible manner.

About Tree Canada

Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. A winner of the Canadian Environmental Award (2007), Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, more than 76 million trees have been planted, more than 450 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has organized 9 national urban forest conferences. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.

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