Trees In Trust

Golfers compete to save PEI forest


Source: Trees In Trust

Big Break Prince Edward Island, a weekly Golf Channel show in which contestants compete for a $100,000 prize, has helped to save a piece of endangered forest each week. Waste Management has donated a weekly sum to Trees In Trust so that we can permanently preserve a mapped piece of woodland in the name of each weekly winner.

Waste Management ( is donating enough funds to save ten acres of native forest that is located three miles south of the golf course where Big Break was filmed. 'We wanted to permanently protect an endangered forest, so this served as the perfect solution' says Debbie Figueras-Cano of Waste Management.

New buildings certified as environmentally friendly

A firm of Toronto consulting engineers recently approached Trees In Trust to see if our program could be used to help new buildings attain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Now we have our first LEED donor, who gave $4,500 to save and permanently protect three acres of forest in Ontario.

Their donation is used to satisfy part of the LEED certification process, as an alternative to planting trees themselves, and is hopefully the first of many such donations.

Christmas trees were popular!

Last Christmas we raised $10,000 for our four forest charities, our best month so far. Now we have to work at reaching that level of donations during the rest of the year, and finding other ways to help businesses offset their environmental footprints.

York Region greens their conferences

'For each new meeting booked at a number of York Region and Toronto North East hotels from September 2009 to December, 280 square feet of the Cawthra Mulock Nature Reserve will be dedicated in the name of the company, event or meeting forever'.

This is how York Region Tourism is helping to green their conferences in partnership with Trees In Trust.

Casual Friday saves a piece of a cottonwood tree island

The CAA in Saskatchewan held a casual dress day and raised enough to protect 1/6 acre of Yorath Island in Saskatoon. This unique island, managed by Meewasin Valley Authority, is one of the largest wooded riparian habitats remaining in the prairie region and its proximity to the city makes it an exceptional and fragile resource. Many thanks to them for their donation.

Just one more tree...

Trees In Trust has supported the creation of a park in the village where our office is located. We are always looking for ways to partner with other environmentally minded initiatives, and donating a tree to the park was a natural fit. We also donated a piece of woodland to be used as a silent auction prize in a fund-raiser for children suffering from Rett Syndrome.

Later this summer we shall be launching a blog, a twitter site and a way for our donors to tell their own stories on-line. To keep posted about these exciting new developments, join our facebook group.

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