Honda Canada and Forests Ontario Plant for a Healthier Ecosystem

Honda Canada supports forest restoration efforts across Canada

TORONTO, June 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Forests Ontario is proud to continue our partnership with Honda Canada in support of healthy forests across Canada. Throughout 2015, Forests Ontario and Honda Canada will host tree plantings in multiple communities, re-greening landscapes from Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia to Surrey, British Columbia.

We encourage volunteers of all backgrounds and levels of experience to join us in our efforts to foster a healthier ecosystem for their community and for all of Canada. Volunteers are asked to bring a shovel, water bottle, gardening gloves, and lots of energy.

Honda Canada supports the efforts of Forest Recovery Canada (FRC), a national tree planting program of Forests Ontario, through the "One Honda One Tree" campaign, which pledges to plant a tree for every Honda lawn or garden product sold between April 1st-July 31st annually.

Three plantings will take place in June, with a planting in Surrey to follow in October.

Calgary, Alberta 

June 13th, 2015

9:30 am – 12 pm


Springbank Heights Way 

(site map provided at time of registration)

Cole Harbour,  Nova Scotia

June 13th, 2015

10 am – 12 pm


350 Colby Drive

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia


Boucherville, Quebec

June 20th, 2015

10 am – 2 pm


635 Chemin de Touraine

Boucherville, Quebec J4B 5E4

Through support of FRC, Honda Canada has supported the planting of more than 18,000 trees, including in areas impacted by the Emerald Ash Borer and where forest cover has declined significantly. Forest fragmentation throughout Canada has contributed to an unstable ecosystem resulting in habitat loss and increased vulnerability to the effects of climate change. Restoring the health of our forests is vital to a future of healthy and prosperous communities.

WHAT:         

2015 Honda Community Tree Planting events across Canada



WHO:           

The events are hosted by Forests Ontario, Forest Recovery Canada and Honda Canada, along with local planting partners and will bring together families, volunteers and community groups to plant trees



WHEN/WHERE:        

Calgary, Alberta (June 13th 2015, 9:30am – 12pm)

Boucherville, Quebec (June 13th 2015, 10am – 2pm)

Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia (June 20th 2015, 10am – 12pm)

Surrey, British Columbia (Fall of 2015, details TBD)


For more information or to register call 1-877-646-1193 or visit www.forestsontario.ca.

About Forest Recovery Canada

Forest Recovery Canada (FRC) is a national tree planting program of Forests Ontario. FRC provides support and assistance to partners across the country delivering planting projects to offset forest fragmentation. FRC's network of partners includes local conservation and stewardship groups, tree planting agencies, forestry consultants, nurseries, First Nations communities, government, and volunteer groups. FRC's goals include:

  • Delivering large-scale tree planting initiatives in an effort to increase forested landscape in ecologically significant areas
  • Building partnerships with local organizations to enhance tree planting capacity
  • Maintaining and preserving our national biodiversity and safeguarding our ecosystems

 

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969. It has produced more than seven million cars and trucks since 1986 at its two manufacturing facilities and builds engines at a third manufacturing plant in Alliston, Ontario. Both manufacturing facilities are extremely flexible and currently build Honda Civic and CR-V models. Honda Canada has invested more than $3.9 billion in Canada and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than four million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light-duty trucks in Canada.

SOURCE Forests Ontario

For further information: For more information, photos or to arrange an interview please contact: Shelley McKay, Director of Communications & Development, Forests Ontario, 416.646.1193 x.232, smckay@forestsontario.ca; Alison Rutka, Communications Manager, Forests Ontario, 416.646.1193 ext. 257, arutka@forestsontario.ca; Laura Heasman, Honda Canada Inc., 905-888-4586, laura_heasman@ch.honda.com

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