Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 24, 2013
Evergreen is pleased to announce the 2013 recipients of Canon’s Take Root Program. Throughout the fall, 30 community groups and volunteers across Canada will restore local green spaces and steward tree-planting events.
Canon’s Take Root Program, presented by Evergreen, provides a $5,000 grant and a Canon PowerShot digital camera to 30 community groups in Canada. In its second year of a three-year partnership, the program supports community action across the country and adds more than 7,500 trees to Canadian towns, cities and green spaces annually.
"We are excited for the opportunity to engage community members in taking action and learning about nature in their neighborhood," says David Foster, Urban Biodiversity Coordinator and volunteer with the Sierra Club Canada - Atlantic Canada Chapter and Take Root grant recipient. "The funds from Evergreen and Canon Canada not only help us create a hands-on experience for learning about nature, but foster a long-term connection to the green spaces that bring our communities together."
Some of the community projects from the 2013 grant program include:
Evergreen is a national 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. In 2012, Evergreen, with the support of its various donors and sponsors, will be providing more than $905,000 in grants to community and school greening projects. For more information visit http://www.evergreen.ca.
About Canon Canada Inc.:
Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canon Canada Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon USA celebrating its 40th anniversary, is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business and medical digital imaging solutions. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients in Canon's success. With almost $46 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc., ranks among the Top 4 in US patents registered since 1994. Canon ranks among the world's Top 30 brands and is one of Forbes' Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies. Canon Canada Inc. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 per cent Canadian-based service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon Canada Inc. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.