Tree Canada

Tree Canada
Golder Associates Ltd.

Golder Associates Ltd.

October 05, 2011 12:44 ET

Media Advisory: Lucerne Elementary Secondary School Celebrates Tree Planting Grant from Golder and Tree Canada to Green its School Grounds

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 5, 2011) - As part of its 50th anniversary celebration in 2010, Golder Associates Ltd. donated $85,000 to Tree Canada's "Greening Canada's School Grounds" program to plant trees in 20 schools across the country.

Lucerne Elementary Secondary School is one of the grant recipients of the program. A ribbon cutting ceremony and assembly for the project will be held on Thursday, Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. at 604-7th Avenue in New Denver.

Tree Canada will arrange tree planting events at selected schools in fall 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. It is a living investment in our communities and creates a better environment for our children and future generations," says Mark Brightman, President, Golder Associates Ltd. "Our relationship with Tree Canada is one of many legacy projects Golder began in 2010 to commemorate our 50th anniversary."

"School ground greening gives students a hands-on experience in ecosystem restoration. Planting and maintaining trees are actions 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 of the outdoor classroom 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 more than 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 77 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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