More trees, please. Six in ten Canadians want more trees planted in community green spaces

August 20

There's no question Canadians value trees. According to recent research from TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD FEF), 96% of Canadians feel it is important to plant trees today in order to sustain a healthy environment and improve the quality of life of future generations and the majority want more trees planted in their communities.  And, while only two in ten Canadians currently donate their time once a year to plant trees or participate in greening projects, two-thirds say they would be likely to volunteer a few hours if they felt it would benefit their community for years to come.

 

An overwhelming majority of Canadians (95%) agree that planting trees is a great way for people to get involved in enhancing the environment in their communities, and 65% also believe that local volunteers should play a role in helping to maintain local green spaces. That's where TD Tree Days comes in!

 

 

"There's no question that Canadians want to see more trees in their neighbourhoods, and the good news is that it's easy to make that happen," says Mary Desjardins, Executive Director, TD Friends of the Environment Foundation. "TD Tree Days is a fun, social way to green a neighbourhood. All it takes is a couple of hours on one day to plant some trees with friends and neighbours, and the community and environmental benefits are instantaneous and long-lasting."  

 

About the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation Tree Poll: TD Bank Group commissioned Research House Inc. to conduct an online survey of 1,000 Canadians aged 18 years of age or older. Responses were collected between July 18 and 22, 2014.

 


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