Sarnia, ON – Lambton Public Health, St. Clair Region Conservation Authority and hundreds of students at schools across Lambton County are continuing to grow Tomorrow’s Greener Schools Today, thanks to funding from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
Today’s financial contribution will support the planting of 60 trees at six Lambton schools, including seven trees at London Road School in Sarnia. With today’s contribution included, the Foundation has donated more than $15,000 over the past three years to plant more than 160 trees at 17 local schools.
“Students take an active role in the planting process and engage in learning about the many benefits of trees, which can foster environmental stewardship,” said Catherine Gallaway, Public Health Nurse at Lambton Public Health. “Students enjoy planting the trees, caring for them, and watching them grow. Trees provide a wide range of environmental and health benefits in the school environment, which current and future students can enjoy.”
Tree cover in Lambton County is at about half the recommended level for a healthy environment. Shade trees provide a variety of health benefits including improved air quality, natural schoolyard cooling and protection from cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation.
For more information about Tomorrow’s Greener Schools Today, call 519-344-2062, or toll-free 1-800-387-2882.
Public Health Nurse
County of Lambton
519-344-2062 ext. 2318