Sarnia, ON – Students at six Lambton County schools are planting a greener tomorrow.
Lambton Public Health (LPH) and the St. Clair Region Conservation Authority are partnering with local school boards to plant trees on their school grounds as part of the Tomorrow’s Greener Schools Today program. Funding was provided by TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.
“Trees improve the natural environment of schools and can increase shade coverage for their outdoor areas,” says Catherine Gallaway, Public Health Nurse at Lambton Public Health. “This is one component of enhancing healthy environments at Lambton schools.”
At each tree planting, LPH and Conservation Authority staff will educate students on sun safety and the benefits of trees.
Tree plantings are taking place at:
- St. Matthew Catholic School, Sarnia; May 3 at 10:45 a.m.
- Bosanquet Central Public School, Thedford; May 15 at 12:30 p.m.
- London Road Public School, Sarnia; May 16 at 11:30 a.m.
- Dawn Euphemia Public School, Dresden; May 17 at 11:30 a.m.
- Lansdowne Public School, Sarnia; May 21 at 11:30 a.m.
- Holy Rosary Catholic School, Wyoming; May 29 at 12:40 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, or toll-free 1-800-387-2882.
Public Health Nurse
County of Lambton
519-344-2062 ext. 2318