At the District School Board of Niagara Academy
ST. CATHARINES, Ont. (June 5, 2018) – Today, in recognition of World Environment Day and in support of General Motors of Canada’s (GM) Sustainability Initiatives, Niagara College and Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) took part in a tree planting at the District School Board of Niagara’s Academy.
“GM continues to be dedicated to taking the right initiatives to protect human health, our natural resources, and local and global environments. I am pleased that our eight GM volunteers, came out to support this important event,” said Carolyne Watts, Plant Manager at GM St. Catharines
“Niagara College is committed to taking an active role in environmental sustainability not only on our campuses, but also in the Niagara community. We’re pleased to participate in the 1 million trees initiative, and highlight the need to conserve Niagara’s beautiful natural environment,” said Greg Medulun, vice-president of external relations for Niagara College.
The theme for this year’s World Environment Day was “Beat Plastic Pollution”, an initiative to encourage people to replace their single-use plastic products with reusable alternatives. If you can’t reuse it, refuse.
“Conserving and enhancing the Niagara Peninsula watershed is a shared responsibility. We are fortunate in Niagara to work with agencies that embrace that collective goal. One of our key strategies has been to build and develop more of these relationships, so it’s incredibly rewarding when we see our partners implement programs that reinforce environmental leadership” said NPCA Board Chair Sandy Annunziata. “It’s always great to see the participating students reveal their passion and commitment to making Niagara a better place for future generations. In the global landscape, these efforts may seem small, but collectively, the impact on our planet can be dramatic”.
“In October we announced our plans to plant 1 million trees and 3 million native plants; the only way that can happen is through partnerships such as these. We encourage every resident in our watershed to get involved and to help us with this ambitious initiative,” said NPCA CAO Mark Brickell.
The NPCA manages the impact of human activities, urban growth, and rural activities on the Niagara Peninsula watershed
, with programs and services that help keep people and their property safe from flooding and erosion, while retaining the safety of our drinking water.
NPCA manages 41 Conservation Areas, including Ball’s Falls, Binbrook, Long Beach and Chippawa Creek. These lands are held in public trust for recreation, heritage preservation, conservation, and education. NPCA’s Conservation Areas marry nature, culture and adventure to create limitless opportunities for discovery.
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