Thursday, May 24, 2012

CN: "EcoConnexions From the Ground Up"

Written by  Luther S. Miller, Senior Consulting Editor

Canadian National has launched a program, "EcoConnexions From the Ground Up," to encourage "tree planting and other greening programs in communities across its network, with a particular emphasis on properties adjacent to its rail lines."

"CN is proud to bring this innovative program to promote tree-planting to communities along the CN corridor," said John F. Orr, CN vice-president and chief safety and sustainability officer. "Trees are an important part of sustainable urban landscapes. They help purify air, provide shade and habitat for songbirds, decrease soil erosion, and help manage storm water.

"CN is especially pleased to partner with two prominent, national organizations to implement this program. Tree Canada has a 20-year reputation for empowering communities to develop and maintain healthy urban and rural forests. Communities in Bloom is renowned in communities across Canada for its work beautifying the urban landscape. These two organizations are working with CN to develop a comprehensive program that will see quality greening projects established across the country."