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Trees Ontario and Time Inc Canada Kick Off Earth Week with Luncheon

Toronto – April 22, 2008 – Trees Ontario and Time Inc Canada are doing their part to reduce their environmental footprint and get more trees into the ground. Together they are not only encouraging environmentally practices, but employing them by eating local, considering conservation methods and learning how to plant healthy, native trees.

Yesterday, Time Inc Canada and Trees Ontario hosted a learning-filled luncheon for Time Inc staff and clients in the GTA. Workshop guests arrived mostly on foot and enjoyed an organic and locally made lunch that was served on earth friendly sugar cane plates with water jugs and reusable glass wear.

After having the chance to hear from the local caterer, attendees then participated in a 45-minute tree planting tips and techniques workshop run by Tim Gray, Operations Coordinator at Trees Ontario.

Gray provided the in-your-back yard gardeners with suggestions on appropriate native stock, seed and soil to consider before planting. Attendees had the opportunity to see and handle sample tree stock, buds and seeds. Throughout the session, Gray fielded many questions and provided lots of insight and suggestions on an individual by individual basis.

Following the luncheon, all guests were given a large brown paper bag which included a Trees Ontario native white pine seedling and hat, organic snacks and a reusable titanium water bottle.

What a great way for everyone to start off Earth Week on the right, and environmentally friendly, foot.