For more information, please contact Liz Klose, director, Memorial University, Botanical Garden, at 709-864-3326, firstname.lastname@example.org
; Wayne Doyle, senior manager, corporate communications, Canon Canada Inc., at 905-565-4598,
About Evergreen (www.evergreen.ca)
Evergreen is a not-for-profit organization that makes cities more livable. By deepening the connection between people and nature, and empowering Canadians to take a hands-on approach to their urban environments, Evergreen is improving the health of our cities now and for the future. Since 1991 Evergreen has engaged people in creating and sustaining healthy, dynamic outdoor spaces and providing Canadians with the tools and knowledge to become stewards of the environment in their schools, communities and homes. Evergreens entrepreneurial approach to social responsibility creates vibrant neighbourhoods, a healthy natural environment and a sustainable society for all.
About Canon Canada Inc. (www.canon.ca)
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ont., the company employs 1,200 people at its offices nationwide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of patents the company has secured throughout its history. Canon Inc. has been among the top four U.S. patent recipients since 1994. The company's comprehensive product line includes networked multifunction devices; digital copiers (colour and black and white); printers, scanners, image filing systems and facsimile machines; calculators, digital camcorders, digital cameras and lenses; medical imaging equipment, semiconductor, broadcast and other specialized industrial products. Canon Canada is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.
About National Tree Day (www.tcf-fca.ca/national-tree-day)
For 20 years, Tree Canada has engaged communities, governments, corporations and individuals in the pursuit of a greener and healthier living environment for Canadians. Under the direction of our 13-member volunteer board of directors, we provide Canadians with education, technical expertise, and resources to plant and care for urban and rural trees. Weve planted nearly 80 million trees and greened more than 530 schoolyards across the country. National Tree Day will serve as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees provide us clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature.