October 3, 2012
Fido and Evergreen support greening projects across the country
The Fido Earth Month Countdown contest, held in April 2012, offered up a variety of prizes—from a new bicycle, to a trip to the Rocky Mountains in British Columbia, to a new Toyota Prius c! The real prize for Evergreen though was the $100,000 raised to fund 10 environmental projects in communities across Canada.
For each contest entry, $1 was donated to Evergreen to support amazing greening work like these two projects below:
Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) – Toronto, ON
The LEAF Learning Garden is an urban public demonstration site that teaches visitors about a wide array of native plants. Educational signage guides visitors through the space, naming each plant and identifying its value to birds, pollinators, and the natural environment. Edible and medicinal plants are identified, as are rare or threatened species. It is also Canada’s first smartphone friendly garden with QR scan codes that link to additional information on native plants.
Santropol Roulant – Montreal, QC
Urban-Rural Farm Exchange
The Urban-Rural Farm Exchange will allow Santropol Roulant to augment its work in food security and urban agriculture by cultivating a small piece of land in Montreal’s West Island. The project will help the organization produce a higher yield of fresh produce for their successful Meals-On-Wheels program and will also feature a strong public education component, increasing awareness about the importance of agriculture and protection of the last remnants of peri-urban farm land in the Montreal area.
Visit our website for the full list of projects to receive funds this year.
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