Trees Ontario Update
Between October 2009 and February 2011, Mount Pleasant Group of Cemeteries (MPGC) and The Simple Alternative (TSA) were working with Trees Ontario to plant tomorrow’s forests. As reported earlier, Trees Ontario partnered with the Ministry of Natural Resources to help deliver the Ontario Government’s commitment to plant 50 million trees by 2020.
Excerpted from the Trees Ontario Web site: Trees replenish our oxygen, they filter out air pollution (including such nasty things as carbon monoxide, lead, nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particulate matter – PM10 and PM2.5 – and sulphur dioxide, which are known to cause health concerns in humans, including headaches, lung, throat and eye irritation, respiratory and heart disease, and cancer), they contribute to better mental health and wellbeing, they are vital for the water we drink, they help cool our cities and towns, and they are home to many species of plants, birds and wildlife. (For more information regarding Trees Ontario, check out their Website at: www.treesontario.ca.)
MPGC and TSA are very proud to have planted 12,776 trees as of the end of February 16, 2011.