TORONTO, May 6 /CNW/ - Hydro One forestry professionals are visiting 24
schools across the province this week to teach students about trees and the
environment. About 1,500 elementary school students are learning about the
importance of trees for wildlife and the environment, the role of Hydro One
foresters and the dangers of trees growing into the power lines. The
presentations will conclude with planting a tree on school properties.
"Our forestry workers are skilled professionals are dedicated to the
environment and care about trees and tree health," said Jack Coulis, Director,
Forestry Services, Hydro One. "Visiting schools during Arbour Week is a great
opportunity to promote a message of environmentalism and safety to our youth.
The students also learn about working at Hydro One - these kids could be the
next generation of forestry workers in the province."
Arbour Week started as Arbour Day in Nebraska in 1872 to promote
conservation and counteract gradual deforestation by planting trees. It has
grown over the years and is now celebrated as an official week. Hydro One has
been visiting schools for 12 years and estimates more than 10,000 students
have taken part in the program.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario's
29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large
industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage
distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and
smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the
Province of Ontario.
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