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The Architecture of a Green Community Supporter

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Million Tree Challenge

Cornerstone Architecture

London’s Million Tree Challenge is excited to announce our newest Silver Sponsor, Cornerstone Architecture. Cornerstone Architecture has been supportive of tree planting in previous years including funding and volunteering at a park naturalization project and sponsoring seedlings for giveaway. This new MTC Sponsorship commitment has taken that support to a much higher level.

“Since we began actively volunteering with the Million Tree Challenge we have been able to take part in tree plantings in several areas of the city,” said Richard Hammond, principal of Cornerstone Architecture, “and we appreciate the way the program helps a diverse range of people and places across the community.”

As a leading firm in our region in the area of sustainable design, Cornerstone is committed to the environment by emphasizing environmentally responsible design. “We are members of the Canada Green Building Council and have worked with Zerofootprint to reduce our carbon footprint, including the use of carbon-free energy provided by Bullfrog Power,” said Hammond.Talltree Park

Cornerstone believes that building strong communities depends on individuals doing their part. “We look for opportunities where our contribution, whether financially or through volunteering, will have the greatest impacts,” Hammond said. “The local tree planting projects have been great for team-building and allow us to make a tangible contribution to our Forest City.”

A community-minded company, Cornerstone Architecture annually donates to numerous charities, projects and events. Beyond that, they also like to choose an organization to support with active volunteering. “Volunteering partnerships allow us to not only support the chosen cause but to raise more awareness for it within our community,” said Hammond. “These are also great opportunities to have fun as a team, including our partners, kids and dogs!”

Talltree Park planting 2017Being a Million Tree Challenge Sponsor offers many opportunities tailored to the sponsor, including planting events. “For our team, tree planting is not only about volunteering and giving back to the community but also about spending time with family and friends,” Hammond noted. “All of the Million Tree Challenge events we take part in and help sponsor are open to the community. Kids of all ages can help out and we typically see several toddlers join in on the fun.”

Cornerstone has committed to the Million Tree Challenge for five years and would like to see more companies and groups take part in the work ReForest London does. Their hope is that they will inspire other firms like theirs to get involved. “Sponsorship of the Million Tree Challenge is a rewarding experience and a great way to see your contributions grow into something that will be around for many years,” Hammond noted. “All you need is the desire to help and ReForest London provides everything else.”

Increasing London’s tree canopy cover will bring many environmental benefits for everyone and we offer many ways for businesses to get involved and make a difference. “We are all part of the environment on this little blue marble we share,” Richard Hammond said. “Planting a tree might not seem to make much of a difference in the grand scheme of things, but it takes us one step closer to creating a forest.”

Thank you Cornerstone Architecture for your leadership in London through the support of London’s Million Tree Challenge.

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About Cornerstone Architecture
Cornerstone Architecture Incorporated was established in 1991 and serves institutional, educational, municipal and corporate clients located across Southwestern Ontario. Their clients include both public and private sector organizations as well as not-for-profit groups and private individuals. They seek to build strong working relationships that enable them to understand each client’s unique needs and expectations for their project. This approach has evolved into a highly interactive collaborative design methodology that they bring to each project.