Business Tree Challenge

The City of Charlottetown hosts an annual Business Tree Planting Challenge to engage businesses in sustainability and promote tree planting in the City.  The Business Planting Tree Challenge, originally put forward by McInnes Cooper Law Firm in 2014, gives businesses who participate the opportunity to offset their paper use by planting a certain number of trees. It is also a great team-building exercise!

Businesses interested in taking part must provide the City with an estimate of the number of sheets of paper they used in the past year. The City will calculate the approximate number of trees they need to plant to compensate for this paper use. The equation, which is cited by Conservatree.org, is based on one tree producing 8,333 sheets of paper. 

The only cost to businesses is the price of the trees ($10 each) and a $50 fee per group towards the purchase of mulch and compost.Businesses must also provide volunteers to plant the trees. The City will provide instruction on proper tree planting.

The 2020 Business Tree Planting Challenge will be held on Thursday, September 24th at West Royalty Community Centre

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following precautions will be taken:

  • Businesses need to pre-register for a time slot, each having no more than 20 participants (options are 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.; 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; or 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.).
  • Contact information will be required for all participants.
  • Businesses are strongly encouraged to bring their own shovels and gloves, if possible. Extra equipment will be available and any shared equipment will be sanitized between users.
  • Physical distancing must be maintained.
  • Individuals showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be permitted to participate

 

Business Tree Challenge Sign-up

Is your business up to the challenge? On September 24th, 2020 join the City of Charlottetown at the West Royalty Community Centre to plant native trees to offset paper usage! 

Business Name: 

Contact Email: 

Contact Phone Number: 

Please indicate your preferred time slot: (choice not guaranteed)

9:00-10:30am

10:45am - 12:15pm

1:00 - 2:30pm

Number of trees* (8,333 sheets = 1 Tree): 

Number of volunteers: 

Names of volunteers: 

For additional information, contact Katrina Cristall at kcristall@charlottetown.ca



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