Sustainability

National Tree Day - FREE Seedling Giveaway

National Tree DayAs you may know, Western University is a partner with ReForest London’s Million Tree Challenge, an initiative seeking to inspire Londoners to plant one million trees for enhanced environmental and human health in the Forest City!

Along with ReForest London and many other communities across Canada, Western University will be celebrating National Tree Day on September 23th, 2015. In honor of this event, we will be giving away free seedlings to faculty and staff. Interested off-campus students may also partake in this event.

GIVEAWAY LOCATIONS AND TIMES

·         Support Services Building (4th floor near Parking): 9:30  – 10:30 am

·         Natural Sciences (1st floor main entrance lobby):  11:00 am – 12:30 pm

·         Middlesex College (1st floor main entrance lobby): 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

You can choose from a variety of seedling trees native to Ontario, each approximately 6-8” tall (varies by species) in a 3” plastic pot. With your tree, you will also receive an informational bookmark detailing planting and care instructions, species specific information, and a reminder to register plantings on the Million Tree Challenge website.

National Tree Day will serve as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the great benefits that trees have to offer - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature. We hope that you can join us in celebrating this memorable day and help the Forest City become a greener city this fall!

*First come, first served - we will have 80 trees to give away at each location.