Date: May 29, 2017

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Tomorrow's Greener Schools Today

This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 3:59 PM

Sarnia, ON - Five (5) schools in Lambton County are helping to plant a greener tomorrow.

Thanks to a grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Tomorrow's Greener Schools Today program, Lambton Public Health and the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority are partnering with local school boards to plant trees in their schoolyards.

"Trees provide schools with a more natural environment and shade coverage for their outdoor areas," says Martina Jackson, Health Promoter at Lambton Public Health (LPH). "Trees also play an integral role in outdoor classrooms by offering opportunities to educate and engage students in and with the environment."

At each of the five tree plantings, representatives from LPH and the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority will educate students on the benefits of trees.

Tree plantings will take place at:

  • Hillside School, Kettle Point; Wednesday, May 10 at 1:40 p.m.
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Corunna; Friday, May 12 at 1 p.m.
  • Brooke Central Public School, Alvinston; Thursday, May 25 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Errol Village Public School, Camlachie; Friday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Sacred Heart Catholic School, Port Lambton; Friday, May 26 at 1 p.m.

Tree cover in Lambton County is about half the recommended level for a healthy environment. Shade trees provide a wide-range of benefits: from improved air quality and natural schoolyard cooling, to protection from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation.

For more information about Tomorrow's Greener Schools Today, call 519-344-2062 ext. 2162, toll-free 1-800-387-2882 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.

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Please contact:

Martina Jackson
Health Promoter
County of Lambton
519-344-2057 ext. 2162
martina.jackson@county-lambton.on.ca