Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada) renews partnership with Earth Rangers to bring the wonder of wildlife to schools

TORONTO, April 22, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Eastern Canada division of Lafarge Canada Inc. is proud to partner with Earth Rangers to bring their inspiring School Outreach Program to communities across Eastern Canada again this year to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Lafarge's $40,000 contribution will help expand the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program, which features live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviours, and inspires students to take action to protect biodiversity.

Lafarge's commitment to building better cities and communities extends beyond their plants and quarries. "Being an active partner where we live, work and raise our families is one of our values," said Bruno Roux, President & CEO, Lafarge Canada Inc. in Eastern Canada. "This is why we are proud to partner with Earth Rangers and we believe that their School Outreach Program is a great initiative to learn and understand more about our local wildlife and habitat."

Earth Rangers is the kids' conservation organization, dedicated to educating children and families about biodiversity and empowering them to become directly involved in protecting animals and their habitats. "Earth Rangers is committed to sharing our conservation message with as many children and families as possible," said Peter Kendall, Executive Director of Earth Rangers. "We're proud to be partnering with Lafarge once again to bring our School Outreach Program to students in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia".

A recent Ipsos Reid Survey found that children's #1 environmental concern is protecting animals from extinction and that children who participate in Earth Rangers' programs have much higher rates of environmental behaviours.The School Outreach Program acts as an inspiring introduction to Canadian conservation and encourages students to continue their participation with Earth Rangers by joining the free membership program at home with their families.

The 2015 Earth Rangers School Outreach Program will visit schools in the following communities:

  • London, ON – Spring 2015
  • Hamilton, ON – Fall 2015
  • Bath, ON – Spring 2015
  • Barrie, ON – Fall 2015
  • Saint-Constant, QC – Fall 2015
  • Montréal, QC – Spring 2015
  • Truro, NS – Fall 2015


ABOUT LAFARGE CANADA INC.

Lafarge Canada Inc. is Canada's largest provider of solutions to the construction and development industry. With more than 6000 employees across Canada, our mission is to provide construction solutions that build better cities and communities. The cities where Canadians live, work, and raise their families along with the infrastructure that supports their communities such as roads, bridges, transportation links, water, and waste management benefit from the solutions provided by Lafarge.

Through our Sustainability Ambitions for 2020, Lafarge is committed to providing solutions using sustainable manufacturing practices and improving the environment in and around its operations. At locations across Canada, we have worked to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, restore wetlands for native plants and animals, and identify waste materials that can be recycled and used in our operations. More information is available on Lafarge Canada's website: www.lafarge-na.com or www.buildingbettercities.com

ABOUT EARTH RANGERS:

Earth Rangers is the kids' conservation organization dedicated to educating children and families about biodiversity and inspiring them to become directly involved in protecting animals and the natural spaces they need to survive. Earth Rangers has nearly 100,000 members spread across every province and territory in Canada. To learn more visit www.earthrangers.com

 

SOURCE Lafarge Canada Inc.

For further information: Lori Marier, Media Relations, Earth Rangers, 905-417-3447 ext. 2281, lmarier@earthrangers.com; Karine Cousineau, Manager, Communications and Public Affairs, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada), 514-428-7290, karine.cousineau@lafarge.com

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