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Crowd-Planting the Global Forest!

Participate in Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees ‘pledge and plant’ campaign and help grow a forest of 25,000 trees for our 25th anniversary

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You want to help fight climate change on Earth Day? Help Earth Day Canada grow the global forest! Join Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees campaign and together we’ll commit to planting 25,000 legacy trees for Earth Day’s 25th Anniversary in 2016.

WHY TREES?

At a time when there is so much focus on electric and hybrid cars, new solar technology and emissions trading, the notion of planting trees can seem quaint, almost too simple. But the reality is, restoring our forests remains the most affordable, health-promoting and regenerative solution to climate change.

WHY NOW?

On Earth Day 2016, political leaders from around the world are gathering in New York to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. At the same time, the global network of Earth Day organizations are kicking off an ambitious campaign to plant 7.8 billion trees, one for every person on the planet, by 2020. Canada’s contribution to this worldwide goal is 35 million trees — one per person in Canada. Planting 25,000 trees for Earth Day and Every Day leads to 35 million trees by 2020 – right on target.

THANK YOU

For helping Earth Day Canada grow the global forest. There are great incentives to participate, and together our collective actions can grow beautiful forests of legacy trees to celebrate the earth and Earth Day Canada’s 25th anniversary!

Welcome from Deb Doncaster, President, Earth Day Canada

For Earth Day 2016, we’re #Rooting4Trees!

I’m so excited to introduce you to Earth Day Canada’s #Rooting4Trees crowd-planting campaign during Earth Month, from April 1 – 30. Our goal? Together, we’ll commit to planting 25,000 legacy trees for Earth Day’s 25th Anniversary in 2016.

There are lots of eco-fabulous perks for pledging trees, and if you want to get your hands dirty, we show you how to plant your own, and how to sponsor and plant a city tree yourself at an Earth Day event on National Tree Day – September 21st.

Read why growing the global forest is an important, accessible and affordable way to combat climate change, and about the bigger picture on climate action taking place on Earth Day this year.

If we can plant 25,000 trees for Earth Day and Every Day, we can reach 9 million trees per year and 35 million trees by 2020, and help grow the global forest!

Thank you to Tree Canada, our partner for trees and for #Rooting4Trees with Earth Day Canada!

EngFr_treemiddle

Perks

Ines Feghouli
on Saturday 30th April 2016
$ 10.00

Denlow Public School
on Saturday 30th April 2016
$ 120.00

Jenny Chan
on Saturday 30th April 2016
$ 30.00

Barb G
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 75.00

Bilal,Abbas ,saiema,zahir
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 25.00

Dr. Roberta Bondar P.S.
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 90.00

Dr. Roberta Bondar P.S.
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 40.00

Dr. Roberta Bondar P.S.
@DrRBondarPS
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 25.00

Fusion Fit Yoga
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 450.00

RoyalCrest Academy
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 350.00

Ray King
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 25.00

LDSS SS 9 Class
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 40.00

LDSS SS 9 Class
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 120.00

Heritage Academy
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 350.00

The Arnolds
on Friday 29th April 2016
$ 75.00

Canada Bread Company Limited - Edmonton
on Thursday 28th April 2016
$ 2500.00

Logan
on Thursday 28th April 2016
$ 50.00

Logan
on Thursday 28th April 2016
$ 100.00

Logan
on Thursday 28th April 2016
$ 40.00

AD Rundle Middle School
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 160.00

Bruce Middle School
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 200.00

Bruce Middle School
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 75.00

SPUD.ca
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 40.00

The Hornal Family
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 40.00

Snuggle Bugz
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 100.00

PEACE COLLECTIVE INC.
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 100.00

Stephen Putman
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 100.00

Montclair Public School Oakville, Ontario
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 69.80

Ms. Parisien's Class
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 30.00

Rotherglen School
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 30.00

Notre Dame Catholic High School - Toronto
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 10.00

Notre Dame Catholic High School - Toronto
on Wednesday 27th April 2016
$ 50.00

Eagle Plains Public School
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 40.00

Eagle Plains Public School
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 120.00

Not Just Pretty Modern Clothing
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 500.00

R.J. Lang Elementary and Middle School
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 30.00

B H Architects
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 75.00

B H Architects
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 200.00

Anonymous Donation
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 100.00

TL Sullivan East Coast Excaliburs
on Tuesday 26th April 2016
$ 40.00

École Georges-Étienne-Cartier
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 10.00

CAPE SCHOOL
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 30.00

École Parc Élémentaire
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 180.00

Terrace Ridge School grade 3 Mrs. Otto\'s class
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 30.00

Anonymous Donation
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 10.00

Jaala Hill
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 10.00

Robert W. Zahara Public School
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 75.00

Robert W. Zahara Public School
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 100.00

Robert W. Zahara Public School
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 350.00

Rotherglen School
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 420.00

Rotherglen School
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 30.00

Wood Wyant Canada
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 100.00

Julie Walker
on Monday 25th April 2016
$ 10.00

Cité Jeunesse École Élémentaire,Trenton ON
on Sunday 24th April 2016
$ 30.00

Cosburn Middle School Students
on Sunday 24th April 2016
$ 30.00

Tiffany Barber
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 75.00

Anonymous Donation
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 10.00

Anonymous Donation
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 50.00

Robyn Noseworthy
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 25.00

Megan Little
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 10.00

Sheldon Ho
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 25.00

Scoble Family
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 75.00

New Sarepta Grade 6
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 30.00

Brendan Dobbyn
on Saturday 23rd April 2016
$ 25.00

Peter and Lisa Puccetti
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

EDGE Construction, Renovations
@EDGE_CRL
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

David
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 30.00

Layla Shakya
@yshakya
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Zivah Shakya
@yshakya
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Karen Oberer, PhD
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Frances Berry
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

The Roper Family
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Anne Galipeau
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

VanAir Design
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 50.00

Christien Meier
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 200.00

Choltida and Nicholas
@Property416
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Lois Oyuko
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 50.00

Bridget Bell
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Jan Hornford
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Kyle Mulder
@kylemulder
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

OHE Consultants
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

OHE Consultants
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Austin Murray Family
@JoeMurray
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Bob McInnis
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 50.00

Turcotte/Killoran Family
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

BikesnBrews.ca
@bikesnbrewsca
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Linkonlearning
@linkonlearning
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Blair C
@BCaron12
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Emily Arturi
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Fairbank Public School, TDSB
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 60.00

Joan Maynard
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 30.00

Sabira
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

William Jackson
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Ron Ballentine
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Kacie Cameron
@briskidiski
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Cliff Friend
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Marjorie
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Elmdale Public School
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 360.00

Tara Kainer
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Ziying Xiong
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Heather
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Scott Snowden
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Mary Lamontagne
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Holy Family School
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Ardene
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10000.00


Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Carole-Anne Gervais
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Carissa Rousseau
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

SIGIS Outreach Daycare
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Rundle College Elementary
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 30.00

Steven Pacifico
@spacifico777
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

St. Cyril Catholic French Immersion School
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Recycling Ravens
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 30.00

Winson
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Katherine Burnham
Katherine Burnham
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Bilge Kaan Ekici
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Janine E
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Shane Curtis
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

WGH 6K
@WGHGradeSixK
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Hugo and Brenley Mantle-Weatherbee
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Ali Mirzaei
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Kirsten Sanderson
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

nancy cox
njtcox
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

KPMG Canada GTA Office
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 2500.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

ECS Grade 4 Girls
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Chris McQuarrie
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Jennifer Chandler
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Amani Ghazi
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Allan, Connie, Brett
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Allana Carlyle
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Andrea P
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Curt Schroeder
@curtschroeder
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

JCKCJ
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Janis and Paul Ecclestone
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 120.00

Marta Garcia
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Jenn Nucum
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

A. Lorne Cassidy- grade 3 EFI
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Melissa Nguyen
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Khalsa School Calgary Grade 9 Class of 2016
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Ms. Lynch and Homeroom 9-3
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Jane Aylott
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 350.00

Jessica Demetrick
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Ken Lim
@kwlim64
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Aimee Arsenault
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Jennifer Schultz
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 50.00

Chelsea Kubala Simpson
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Laura Dingwell
@laura_dingwell
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Michaela Bucsko
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

B EN T Art
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Natureal in the Junction
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Marta Anna Orlowska
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Trevor Howell
Trevor Howell
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Amanda Howell
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Stephanie Parrell
@stephjparrell
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

arielami
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Amanda Young
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Joannah Hynes
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Craig Sinsofsky
@ojd848
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Brad Bradley
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Andrée Lachapelle
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Alvin Mailvaganam
shawnspider
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Rachel Miller
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Kalem Milbrandt
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Nick Meunier
Burnmasterarson
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Harrison, Cameron, Annika
@karenjlord
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Yutong Xiao
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Jo
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

DJ Finnigan
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Jenny Parkinson
Jenny Parkinson@zennyjenny66
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 25.00

Vincenzo Coia
on Friday 22nd April 2016
$ 10.00

Stephanie Karumanchery
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

St. Justin Catholic Elementary
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 40.00

Konrad Koleczko
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 40.00

Rebecca Charbonneau
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 30.00

Nancy
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 25.00

Omid Alaei
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 100.00

Holy Redeemer School
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 30.00

Holy Redeemer School
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

Findlay
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 50.00

Jamila Godfrey
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 25.00

Lauren Clasen
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 75.00

Sam
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

EcoZero (an EarthWorks Recycling Company)
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 200.00

Rob Tavares
@zebraholic
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 25.00

Denis Trinh
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

Farnell Packaging Ltd.
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 100.00

Red Stewart
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

Joanne
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 40.00

Barbara Niedzielska
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 100.00

Laurieloo Kass
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

Nova Scotia Bird Society
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 25.00

St. Theresa Catholic Elemntary School
@StTheresaOCSB
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 100.00

Tara Townsend
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

St. Theresa Catholic School
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 450.00

The Walters Clan :)
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 40.00

The UPS Store 47
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 40.00

Magellan Luxury Hotels
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 350.00

Stanley Mac Donald
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 10.00

Ashley Townsend
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 75.00

Michelle Herman
@michelleigherm
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 25.00

Hutka/Scovino/Manning
Healing trees!!!! Plant a tree today :)
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 25.00

Ronald Milne
on Thursday 21st April 2016
$ 40.00

Lauren Gruer
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 40.00

Lindsay Park Elementary
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 30.00

Natalie Padalino
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 40.00

Curtis Dorosh
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 25.00

Nova Scotia Power Tufts Cove
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 100.00

Kelli and Justin Dahl
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 50.00

Janet Sharpe
janet_jsharpe
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 25.00

Argyle PR
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 50.00

Stephen Bagnald
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 100.00

Torie Kissel
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 75.00

Anonymous Donation
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 10.00

Thomas Haubenreisser
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 100.00

St. John Bosco Catholic School
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 200.00

Diane McGrath
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 75.00

Dan Zhou
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 50.00

Grade 3s Baxter Central Public School
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 10.00

Abigail Iwasawa
on Wednesday 20th April 2016
$ 10.00

Martha mitche
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 100.00

Meghan Telpner and Josh Gitalis
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 40.00

Faye Beingessner
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 10.00

Team Epping
@TeamJohnEpping
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 25.00

Isha Mistry
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 10.00

Saryn Riedl
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 10.00

Maria Guerra
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 25.00

Blab Media
@BlabMedia
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 25.00

Stacey Kushnir
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 10.00

Anonymous Donation
on Tuesday 19th April 2016
$ 25.00

Tracie Wark
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 25.00

Helen Whitham
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 40.00

Morguard - 60 Bloor St. West
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 1500.00


Morguard - 77 Bloor St. West
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 1500.00


Morguard - 65 Overlea Blvd.
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 1500.00


Morguard - 200 Yorkland Blvd.
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 1500.00


Diane Fearn
@Dianethestudent
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 25.00

The Eco Trio
@nikkeydawn
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 25.00

VanMackelbergh's
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 40.00

Moxie’s Grill & Bar
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 650.00

Doug and Maree Leighton
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 50.00

The Rocca Sisters
@TheRoccaSisters
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 25.00

Wes King-Hunter
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 60.00

da Vinci PS
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 75.00

ecoYoga Canada
@ecoyogacanada
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 25.00

KPMG
on Monday 18th April 2016
$ 2500.00


Beaver Bank Monarch Drive School
on Sunday 17th April 2016
$ 30.00

Avaeah Stanbrough
on Sunday 17th April 2016
$ 10.00

Sue Shalinsky
on Sunday 17th April 2016
$ 25.00

Joyce Rostron
@JoyceRostron
on Sunday 17th April 2016
$ 25.00

Nusrat J. Mirza
on Sunday 17th April 2016
$ 350.00

Karen Westwood
on Saturday 16th April 2016
$ 100.00

Tracy Hucul
on Saturday 16th April 2016
$ 40.00

Sylke Grant
on Saturday 16th April 2016
$ 10.00

Edna Balce Sacro
on Saturday 16th April 2016
$ 10.00

Catherine Gatien
on Friday 15th April 2016
$ 80.00

Kris Elipse
on Friday 15th April 2016
$ 10.00

Rui Miguel
@Ruimiguelmartin
on Friday 15th April 2016
$ 25.00

Kathy Pritchard - Tryskele EHS
on Friday 15th April 2016
$ 350.00

Women in Renewable Energy WiRE
@WiREOntario
on Friday 15th April 2016
$ 25.00

Miranda Morianti
on Friday 15th April 2016
$ 100.00

StRochSES4U-2016
StRochSES4U
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 25.00

Hastings and Prince Edward Home Educators
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 30.00

Jim Linda King
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 25.00

Justin
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 50.00

Rabbat Family
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 1500.00

Anonymous Donation
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 10.00

Jennifer Mack
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 10.00

Leila Barati
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 10.00

Lianne
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 50.00

Paul Erlichman
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 10.00

Chloe and Laila Youngman
on Thursday 14th April 2016
$ 40.00

Vicky Naish
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 30.00

Sara Grimbly
@SaraGrim
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 25.00

Environmental Risk Information Services
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 100.00

Anonymous Donation
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 100.00

Linda Naccarato
@artwithlinda
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 25.00

Chelsea Long
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 25.00

Interval House of Hamilton
@IntervalHamOnt
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 25.00

Savid Robertson-Palmer
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 10.00

Jim Lord
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 50.00

Jim Lord
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 100.00

Cristina
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 25.00

UPS Brokerage Employees - Fredericton
on Wednesday 13th April 2016
$ 50.00

Nicole metallic
on Tuesday 12th April 2016
$ 30.00

Lindsay Foster
on Tuesday 12th April 2016
$ 40.00

Phuong Phan Alberts
on Tuesday 12th April 2016
$ 100.00

Hanna and District Youth Club
on Tuesday 12th April 2016
$ 100.00

Christina Silzer
on Tuesday 12th April 2016
$ 25.00

Sylvie Francoeur
on Monday 11th April 2016
$ 10.00

Canada Film Capital
on Monday 11th April 2016
$ 75.00

Wisewood Apothecary
on Monday 11th April 2016
$ 40.00

EP Canada Film Services
on Monday 11th April 2016
$ 75.00

Carl Duivenvoorden
on Monday 11th April 2016
$ 100.00

Mike Athanassiou
on Monday 11th April 2016
$ 10.00

Krystal McLeish
on Monday 11th April 2016
$ 10.00

Mary-Lisa Russo
on Sunday 10th April 2016
$ 100.00

Jean Fisher Irwin
on Sunday 10th April 2016
$ 100.00

Maryna Davidovich
on Saturday 9th April 2016
$ 10.00

Andrea Semper
on Friday 8th April 2016
$ 100.00

Aramark
on Friday 8th April 2016
$ 2500.00


Eve Choe
on Thursday 7th April 2016
$ 50.00

Geri Poissonq
@geriinbarrie
on Thursday 7th April 2016
$ 25.00

Papove-Gregory
on Thursday 7th April 2016
$ 100.00

Jeanette Proctor
on Thursday 7th April 2016
$ 100.00

PADULO X
on Thursday 7th April 2016
$ 100.00

Don Delaney
on Thursday 7th April 2016
$ 100.00

Bob Willard
on Thursday 7th April 2016
$ 350.00

Linda Chavez
on Wednesday 6th April 2016
$ 25.00

Lucia
on Wednesday 6th April 2016
$ 25.00

Jodi denBrok
on Wednesday 6th April 2016
$ 40.00

Oland-Guitard Family
@bridgetsgreen
on Tuesday 5th April 2016
$ 25.00

Plumb Perfect Ltd.
on Tuesday 5th April 2016
$ 100.00

Holistic Beauties
on Tuesday 5th April 2016
$ 10.00

James R.C. Smith
@JamesRCS
on Tuesday 5th April 2016
$ 25.00

Black Current Marketing
on Tuesday 5th April 2016
$ 40.00

Livy Jacobs
on Tuesday 5th April 2016
$ 100.00

Deb Doncaster
on Tuesday 5th April 2016
$ 350.00

Linda J.
on Monday 4th April 2016
$ 25.00

Lendogram
@Lendogram
on Monday 4th April 2016
$ 25.00

Julipp
on Sunday 3rd April 2016
$ 75.00

Moreau Family
on Sunday 3rd April 2016
$ 40.00

Beach Braces
on Saturday 2nd April 2016
$ 350.00

Denise Renaud
on Saturday 2nd April 2016
$ 100.00

Alex and Taylor
on Saturday 2nd April 2016
$ 40.00

Anonymous Donation
on Saturday 2nd April 2016
$ 75.00

Vanessa
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 100.00

Hando, Davide
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 100.00

Hando, Davide
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 50.00

Shiva Mahadeo
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 100.00

Shiva Mahadeo
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 50.00

Changes Consignment Clothing
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 25.00

Lindsay
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 50.00

Blackity-Black!
@reblackatweet
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 25.00

Anonymous Donation
on Friday 1st April 2016
$ 10.00

Why is Earth Day Canada doing a campaign to support restoring the Global Forest?

Restoring our forests remains the most affordable, health-promoting and regenerative solution to climate change. More than 1.6 billion people depend on forests for food, water, fuel, medicine, jobs, and cultural livelihood. The importance of urban forests, in particular, is finally being recognized with research highlighting how direct contact with trees helps people (and children especially) learn about nature in an otherwise built environment, not to mention the new phenomenon of “nature deficit disorder” in city dwellers who increasingly spend more time indoors. Forests also support up to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity and play a vital role in safeguarding the climate by naturally sequestering carbon and removing other pollutants from the air. This is why it’s so devastating that 32 million acres of forest vanish each year. Over the past 1,200 years, we have lost 46% of our global tree cover and, at the current rate of deforestation we’re on track to lose the remaining 54% within the next 200 years. The most recent global commitments supporting our forests are outlined in the New York Declaration on Forests, which has been signed by dozens of governments, including Canada — all of whom are pledging to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020, end it by 2030, and restore 370 million acres of forest by 2020 (a geographic area larger than the size of India). Achieving these commitments could reduce carbon emissions by nearly 9 billion tonnes per year by 2030.

Why 25,000 trees?

In 2016 Earth Day Canada is celebrating our 25th anniversary by planting 25,000 legacy trees so it is somewhat symbolic. 25,000 trees also represents the number of trees that must be planted every day until Earth Day 2020 to reach the goal of 35 million trees, one per person in Canada. This goal is tied to a larger goal of Earth Day organizations world-wide to plant 7.8 billion trees by Earth Day 2020, one for every person on the planet.

Is 35 million by 2020 realistic?

Yes! Canada currently plants about 500 million trees per year. In fact, tree planters often plant 4,000 trees per day! However, not all trees are planted as forests – many hectares of monocultures are planted that do not form the basis of a new forest. Our partner who is planting of all the trees pledged by #Rooting4Trees campaign participants has planted 80 million trees across Canada in the past 20 years – that’s about 4 million trees per year – and they are just one organization. Tree Canada is our partner because they plant native species, they plant forests and they plant in strategic locations that increase the effectiveness of the trees in terms of providing habitat, enriching the soil and local ecosystem, absorbing carbon and connecting human beings with nature.

If I pledge, who is planting my tree(s)?

Tree Canada is our tree planting partner. They have an excellent track record: they have an 80% survival rate of all trees planted; they use only tree species native to the areas they are planting; they plant forests (either by using a variety of species and canopy layers or by planting trees that support and accelerate the establishment of a new forest); they plant in strategic locations increase that increase the effectiveness of the trees in terms of providing habitat, enriching the soil and local ecosystem, absorbing carbon and connecting human beings with nature.

Can I plant my own tree(s)?

Yes! There are two ways to plant your own tree:

  1. Choose one of the pledge and plant options on the forest-funding site and choose from a number of cities across Canada to come out and plant the tree or trees you pledge on National Tree Day (September 21, 2016) with the team at Tree Canada, Earth Day Canada’s partner on the campaign.
  2. Use our on-line resources available from our website and plant your own tree.

What happens after the campaign is over?

The Earth Day 2016 goal of 25,000 trees represents the number of trees that must be planted every day until Earth Day 2020 to reach the goal of 35 million trees, one per person in Canada. This goal is tied to a larger goal of Earth Day organizations world-wide to plant 7.8 billion trees by Earth Day 2020, one for every person on the planet. Earth Day Canada is exploring the idea of a continued partnership with Tree Canada and Merit Jensen Carr, producer of the new documentary Call of the Forest, to support Canada’s participation in the world-wide initiative to plant 7.8 billion trees by 2020 – one for every person is on the planet.

What is the difference between a regular tree and a city tree?

A regular tree is considered a seedling – grown in a small container or bare root stock (lifted directly from the nursery bed and shipped). A city tree is a containerized tree (usually 1 gallon pot) and is bigger, more robust and can stand the city conditions. Younger, smaller-sized trees have a higher number of roots than do older, larger-sized trees. Trees rely on stored starches in their roots when they are being transplanted until enough new roots are grown to sustain tree growth. Transplanting a bigger tree means it has to exist on its stored starches in a lower number of roots so it is more stressful for a larger tree to be transplanted than a younger tree. Trees Canada plants as young a tree with a healthy root system as your site will allow – certainly in high traffic areas larger trees will be needed.

How can schools participate?

There are many ways for a school to participate:

  1. Choose the pledge option at earthday.ca between April 1 -30, 2016. Collect donations from students to reach your goal. Submit your pledge and we will send the perk to you. Run a contest in your class or school to see who wins the perk!
  2. To inspire action: Hold an Earth Day assembly (on Earth Day or any day during Earth Month which is the timeframe of the campaign) and show the video on the campaign website at earthday.ca (it’s fun and has an animated character to make it fun for kids to watch).
  3. Download the school resources on the website to teach kids about trees and forests.
  4. Follow the link to an amazing new documentary Call of the Forest available on our website and watch it with your class!

Why is Earth Day Canada doing a campaign to support restoring the Global Forest?

Restoring our forests remains the most affordable, health-promoting and regenerative solution to climate change. More than 1.6 billion people depend on forests for food, water, fuel, medicine, jobs, and cultural livelihood. The importance of urban forests, in particular, is finally being recognized with research highlighting how direct contact with trees helps people (and children especially) learn about nature in an otherwise built environment, not to mention the new phenomenon of “nature deficit disorder” in city dwellers who increasingly spend more time indoors. Forests also support up to 80% of terrestrial biodiversity and play a vital role in safeguarding the climate by naturally sequestering carbon and removing other pollutants from the air. This is why it’s so devastating that 32 million acres of forest vanish each year. Over the past 1,200 years, we have lost 46% of our global tree cover and, at the current rate of deforestation we’re on track to lose the remaining 54% within the next 200 years. The most recent global commitments supporting our forests are outlined in the New York Declaration on Forests, which has been signed by dozens of governments, including Canada — all of whom are pledging to halve the rate of deforestation by 2020, end it by 2030, and restore 370 million acres of forest by 2020 (a geographic area larger than the size of India). Achieving these commitments could reduce carbon emissions by nearly 9 billion tonnes per year by 2030.

When will I receive my charitable receipt for contributing to the #Rooting4Trees campaign?

Earth Day Canada will be generating charitable receipts on a weekly basis, and will email them to donors. You will receive your charitable receipt via email no later than May 7th 2016.

What if I'm planting my own trees for Earth Day? Would those trees count towards Earth Day Canada's legacy campaign this year?

Congratulations for choosing to plant trees for Earth Day. The #Rooting4Trees target of 25,000 trees includes only those generated by the campaign (so does not include privately-planted trees) but we salute your efforts and encourage everyone to plant trees as a beautiful, healthy way to combat climate change, on Earth Day and every day. Email a photo of your tree planting to trees@earthday.ca, and upload a photo of your tree planting to Facebook or Twitter and tag @EarthDayCanada and #Rooting4Trees so we can share it with our followers!

PayPal won't accept my payment. How do I participate in the campaign?

PayPal has issues with some credit card payments, which they are hoping to resolve soon.  While they work on it, feel free to send us an email to trees@earthday.ca with the pledge you’d like to select, and Earth Day Canada will issue you an invoice manually.

Deadline to enter: April 30th!

Start #Rooting4Trees and win a $5,000 forest for your school!

By taking part in Earth Day Canada’s first ever crowd-planting campaign, #Rooting4Trees, schools across the country can help restore the nation’s tree canopy and earn the chance to win their very own forest (valued at $5,000)! Each pledge of $30 at www.earthday.ca guarantees the school one entry into a random draw to win a custom tree-planting event, either on school property or in the local community (to take place in the fall of 2016). Tree Canada will be on-hand to manage the event, provide a site assessment and select a custom assortment of native tree species proven to thrive in your area. Multiple entries at the $30 pledge level are allowed and encouraged, as this will increase chances of winning.

Want to inspire your students to start fundraising for their very own forest? Show them this new video of Earth Day Canada President, Deb Doncaster, forest bathing with Chatterer the animated squirrel and explaining why trees are so important!

How to Celebrate Earth Day 2016!

  • Host an assembly to celebrate Earth Day and spread the word about our crowd-planting campaign
  • Watch the video of Earth Day President Deb and Chatterer the squirrel
  • Ask each student to donate $1 to help fundraise for a $30 pledge, to automatically be entered to win a custom forest!

 

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One tree planted

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag



$ 25
4 trees planted

+ A shout-out via Earth Day's Twitter account

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Charitable receipt for $25

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag



$ 30
Schools Can Win a Forest

+ One entry into a draw to win a forest (valued at $5,000) and tree-planting event for your school (winner announced May 3rd)

+ 1 tree planted

+ A shout-out via Earth Day Canada's Twitter account



$ 40
8 trees planted

+ Earth Day 'swag bag' (includes stickers & buttons)

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Charitable receipt for $40

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag



$ 50
One large city tree planted

Get your hands dirty. Join Earth Day Canada and plant your own tree on National Tree Day, Sept 21st in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Oakville, Markham or Montreal. Trees, tools and instructions provided!

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Charitable receipt for $50

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag



$ 75
10 trees planted

+ Earth Day Every Day t-shirt & 'swag bag' (includes stickers & buttons)

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Charitable receipt for $60

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag


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$ 100
15 trees planted

+ your name in the credits of Earth Day Canada's Legacy Tree thank you video

+ Earth Day Every Day t-shirt & 'swag bag' (includes stickers & buttons)

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Charitable receipt for $85

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag


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$ 350
50 trees planted

+ 2 VIP tickets to the 2016 Earth Day Gala on April 22 in Toronto (alternative: choose Earth Day's 2017 Gala)

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Charitable receipt for $100

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag


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$ 1,500
150 trees planted

+ Limited edition, signed and numbered print of iconic contemporary Canadian artist Charles Pachter 'Moose Proud' the central image of Earth Flag http://cpachter.com/

+ Your name on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Charitable receipt for $500

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag


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$ 2,500
50 large city trees planted

Engage your team! Your company or organization can pull up their sleeves to plant 50 trees in cities across Canada on National Tree Day, Sept 21st. Trees, tools and instructions provided!

+ Your logo & URL on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Logo on tree planting event signage

+ Charitable receipt for $2,000

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag



$ 10,000
200 large city trees planted

Get your team growing! Your company or organization can pull up their sleeves to plant 200 trees in cities across Canada on National Tree Day, Sept 21st. Trees, tools and instructions provided!

+ Banner ad across campaign platform for Earth Month

+ Your logo & URL in Earth Day e-newsletter, social media & on #Rooting4Trees Treehugger list

+ Logo on tree planting event signage

+ Charitable receipt for $8,000

+ Your name on the 25th Anniversary Earth Flag