Canadians team up with Tree Canada, Majesta and Telus to help plant 13,000
trees as part of the National Tree Day Challenge
- Canada's official day to celebrate trees is today - September 25, 2013 -
OTTAWA, Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians were up to the challenge as they came
together to help plant 13,000 trees as part of the National Tree Day
Challenge. Throughout August and September, Canadians were challenged to
organize planting events in their community or show their support by planting
a virtual tree online. For every virtual tree, Tree Canada, MAJESTA and
TELUS will plant a real one, bringing the total number of trees planted to
The National Tree Day Challenge is part of Tree Canada, MAJESTA and TELUS'
efforts to raise awareness for National Tree Day and encourage Canadians to
plant trees in their own community.
"We want to thank everyone who showed their support and helped us reach our
goal of planting thousands of trees across Canada," said Mike Rosen,
President, Tree Canada. "We can't think of a better way to recognize National
Tree Day and couldn't have done it without the support of Canadians from
coast-to-coast and our great partners at MAJESTA and TELUS."
The official kick-off to National Tree Day is happening today at 10:00 a.m. in
Ottawa at Vincent Massey Park. During the event, local schools, families and
individuals will take part in games, educational activities and tree plantings
to celebrate the day. Local dignitaries will also join in the celebration,
including Royal Galipeau, MP for Ottawa-Orléans.
"As you know, National Tree Day is a celebration of our forests and trees —
and their importance to the quality of life in cities, towns and villages
throughout Canada," said Royal Galipeau, MP, Ottawa-Orléans.
"Trees are a big part of what makes this country - the best in the world - so
About National Tree Day
Created in 2011 through a private members motion in the House of Commons,
National Tree Day now occurs on the Wednesday of National Forest Week each
September. National Tree Day encourages Canadians to get together to celebrate
and appreciate the great benefits that trees provide, including clean air,
wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting people with nature.
For more information on National Tree Day, please visit nationaltreeday.ca.
About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable organization established in 1992.
Under the direction of an 11-member volunteer Board of Directors, Tree Canada
provides education, technical assistance, resources and financial support
through working partnerships to encourage Canadians to plant and care for
trees in rural and urban areas. Learn more at treecanada.ca.
MAJESTA, the soft and green choice for household paper products, offers an
innovative line of e•z flush bathroom tissue that provides the perfect
balance of softness and flushability. MAJESTA e•z flush breaks down quickly
in water, making it ideal for homes with low flow and dual flush toilets.
Every MAJESTA product is made from trees from J.D. Irving, Limited's forests.
As part of its award-winning commitment to responsible forest management, J.D.
Irving, Limited plants seedlings every spring and summer to reforest the
woodlands. In the past 50+ years, J.D. Irving, Limited has planted more than
900 million trees. Since 2001, J.D. Irving, Limited's forests have been
certified by The Sustainable Forestry Initiative Inc. ("SFI"). In the U.S.,
the company's forests are also certified under the Forest Stewardship Council
(FSC). Part of the J.D. Irving Group of Companies, a family business in
operation for more than 132 years, MAJESTA's head office is located in Dieppe,
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer
connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline
network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 743,000 TELUS TV
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services, including
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and
video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS'
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
Learn more about the 2013 National Tree Day sponsors at majesta.com and
SOURCE Tree Canada
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