Maple Leaves supports a number of special programs and organizations that encourage environmental responsibility and tree planting.
One Bench One Tree
MLF is a founding sponsor of One Bench One Tree (1B1T) [link], a grassroots project that aims to place a bench and plant a tree to shade the bench as a thank you to front-line workers and other healthcare staff during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. MLF plans to donate 10 native Canadian Maple trees to 10 of these projects across Ontario to thank the workers who have put their lives at risk to keep our communities safe during the pandemic.
To learn more about One Bench One Tree, please visit www.1bench1tree.ca
Ontario Envirothon Program
The Ontario Envirothon is a unique environmental education program coordinated by the not-for-profit charity, Forests Ontario. It immerses students in hands-on learning and discovery, offering budding environmental leaders a chance to explore career paths in the natural sciences and receive mentorship.
Since 2016, Maple Leaves Forever has supported the Ontario Envirothon program by donating toward the program and cash prizes for top ranking teams.
To learn more about Forests Ontario, please visit www.forestsontario.ca.
GrandTrees Climate Change Solutions
MLF is a Gold Sponsor for the inaugural GrandTrees Walk being planned for May 10, 2020. GrandTrees Climate Change Solutions is an organization that is raising funds to support organizations that are doing exemplary work to protect and restore local green spaces and ecosystems. Their goal is to plant over 100,000 trees in the GTA.
To learn more about GrandTrees Climate Change Solutions please visit www.grandtrees.org.
Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign
MLF is a founding sponsor of the Highway of Heroes Tree campaign, that has created a living tribute to honour the 117,000 Canadians who died during wartime. A tree for every hero has been planted along the Highway of Heroes between Trenton and Toronto. These trees will stand for generations, honouring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice.
To learn more about the Highway of Heroes Tree Campaign, please visit hohtribute.ca/trees.