TORONTO, April 22, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada) is proud to be partnering with Earth Rangers to visit schools in Eastern Canada this year to inspire children to help Bring Back the Wild. Lafarge's $35,000 partnership will help expand the Earth Rangers School Outreach Program, which features live Animal Ambassadors demonstrating their amazing natural behaviours, and inspires students to learn more about biodiversity and conservation.
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".
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 Bob Cartmel, President & CEO, Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada). "This is why we are proud to partner with Earth Rangers and we believe that their Bring Back the Wild School Outreach Program is a great initiative to learn and understand more about our local wildlife and habitat."
The goal of the Bring Back the Wild program is simple yet critical: to educate and inspire children about biodiversity loss in an engaging and interactive format and provide tools to help them protect animals at risk across Canada. Using the power of live animals to connect with children, the School Outreach Program features a full school assembly that tells the stories of four unique Canadian species with population sin decline. The program inspires students to want to learn more about animals and their habitats and work to help protect biodiversity.
To participate, students can visit EarthRangers.com, register to become Earth Rangers and start their own Bring Back the Wild campaigns.
The 2014 Earth Rangers School Outreach Program will visit schools in the following communities:
|Brookfield/Truro, Nova Scotia||May 6-9, 2014|
|Bath, Ontario||June 5-6, 2014|
|Ottawa, Ontario||Summer 2014|
|London/Windsor, Ontario||Fall 2014|
|Hamilton/Dundas, Ontario||Fall 2014|
|Montreal, Quebec||Fall 2014|
About Lafarge Canada: 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.buildingbettercities.ca
About Earth Rangers: Earth Rangers is the kids' conservation organization dedicated to educating children and families about biodiversity loss and empowering them to Bring Back the Wild™. Building on children's natural connection to wildlife, Earth Rangers' focus is to communicate to children a positive science-based message on the importance of protecting biodiversity and adopting more sustainable behaviours. Through programs including a children's website, www.earthrangers.com, a family membership program and a School Outreach Program featuring live Animal Ambassadors, Earth Rangers is able to reach, inspire and enable millions of children each year to take action to help ensure the lasting survival of species in Canada.
SOURCE: Lafarge Canada Inc.
For further information:
Media Relations, Earth Rangers
905-417-3447 ext. 2281
Lafarge Canada Inc. (Eastern Canada)