FedEx and Tree Canada Reward Schools for Environmental Efforts
TORONTO, Ontario, May 23, 2014 — FedEx Express Canada and Tree Canada today announced the winners of their third annual Green Schools, Green Futures Award. This national award was created to recognize and reward Canadian schools for their efforts in the area of environmental sustainability.
The national winner is:
• Immaculate Heart of Mary School, Corner Brook, NL
The regional winners are:
• Fox Elementary School, Vimont, QC
• E.L. Crossley Secondary School, Fonthill, ON
• Polson School, Winnipeg, MB
• Roy Stibbs Elementary School, Coquitlam, BC
The winning entries displayed support within the school community for creating and maintaining environmental programs, partnerships with community groups, and emphasis on outdoor education.
“The Green Schools, Green Futures Award is a way for FedEx and Tree Canada to raise awareness about the importance of programs that encourage greener communities and sustainable practices,” said Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express Canada. “We salute these schools for demonstrating a commitment to improving the lives of their children and communities.”
Schools wishing to participate in the contest were required to submit an application detailing their green credentials. The application awarded points for: Ecological School Yards, Reducing Waste, Conserving Energy, Being a Caring School, and Eco Education.
“We’ve been impressed by the innovation schools displayed in creating and maintaining successful environmental programs, but also by the enthusiasm and dedication by students and teachers,” said Michael Rosen, Tree Canada president. “I’m glad that this generation of students are aware and active in environmental issues - they will make great strides in bettering their communities.”
The national winner will receive $3,000 cash and a plaque, and the four regional winners will receive $1,000 cash and a plaque from Tree Canada and FedEx Express Canada.
About FedEx Express Canada and Tree Canada
Federal Express Canada Ltd. continues to revitalize school grounds across the country through our Greening Canada’s School Grounds program with Tree Canada.
Since 2007, FedEx Express Canada has sponsored the greening of more than 80 school grounds across Canada. In addition, we have planted more than 60,000 trees in support of reforestation programs including Tree Canada’s B.C. Fire ReLeaf program, which allowed B.C. homeowners, landowners and municipalities to plant trees destroyed during the forest fires in the summer of 2009.
FedEx Express Canada’s support of Tree Canada is a part of our EarthSmart Outreach program. For information about EarthSmart and our environmental goals and progress, go to earthsmart.fedex.com and view the Global Citizenship Report.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world’s most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain “absolutely, positively” focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit http://news.van.fedex.com/intl/ca.
About Tree Canada
Tree Canada is a not-for-profit charitable organization established to encourage Canadians to plant and care for trees in urban and rural environments. Tree Canada engages Canadian companies, government agencies and individuals to support the planting of trees, the greening of schoolyards, and other efforts to sensitize Canadians to the benefits of planting and maintaining trees. To date, over 80 million trees have been planted, over 550 schoolyards have been greened, and Tree Canada has helped organize ten national urban forest conferences. This year’s Canadian Urban Forest Conference will take place in Victoria, BC from September 30-October 2, 2014. More information about Tree Canada is available at www.treecanada.ca.
Public Affairs and Media Relations
FedEx Express Canada
Director of Communications and Program Development
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