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To celebrate Earth Day 2011, we are dedicating a collection of sustainable products from our Home, Gifts, and Fashion collection to raise funds for Evergreen, a Canadian charity whose objective is to make cities more livable. In the month of April, 25% of proceeds from each sale of products from this collection will go towards supporting Evergreen’s projects in greening Canadian cities.

Evergreen is empowering Canadians to create and protect green spaces in Canada’s urban municipalities while insuring quality of life and economic health. Since 1991, Evergreen has worked to bring nature back to our cities and towns with funding, plant resources and nurseries, expert advice and organizing capacity. Evergreen works with schools, municipalities, conservation authorities, neighbourhood associations and many other community organizations on a broad range of greening and community-building projects.

Till date Evergreen has helped:

• Over 5,000 School Ground Greening Projects through their Toyota Evergreen Learning Grounds program

• Over 2,000 Community Greening Projects in parks and public spaces through Evergreen Common Grounds program

These are some examples of projects that Evergreen has undertaken to engage communities with nature:

• New Native Plant Nursery at Phyllis Rawlinson Park in Richmond Hill, Ontario

• Five years of greening at Westwood Elementary school in Prince George, B.C.

From school grounds to parks, from vacant lots to corporate grounds, Evergreen is involved in greening projects. You can visit Evergreen’s Project Registry to find projects in your community that have already registered.

This April, purchase a sustainable product from our Earth Day collection and we’ll contribute 25% of retail price to Evergreen. Help us help Evergreen in their endeavours in assisting Canadians in their projects for bringing nature to our communities.