Partnership in Action

There are so many ways that MTC Partners can contribute to London’s Million Tree Challenge. Below is a list of actions you can take that will help get more trees planted and registered in 2021. Take a look and see what you can do/afford this year to activate your Partnership!

No Cost Advocacy and Action

Educate/
Participate

  • Volunteer at tree plantings or aftercare events!
  • Create a plan to participate in the Million Tree Challenge.
  • Register your planted trees at milliontrees.ca.
  • Educate yourself on the importance of tree planting in London and for the Million Tree Challenge.

Follow/
Share/Like

  • LIKE the Million Tree Challenge Facebook page and SHARE relevant posts.
  • Follow @rfldn on Twitter and ReTweet important tweets.
  • Use the MTC graphics in your company emails or website.
  • Put the MTC counter widget on your website. Copy and paste this line of code into your webpage: <scriptsrc=”http://www. milliontrees.ca/js/widget.js”></script>
  • Display your “Proud Partner” window cling in your place of business.
  • Display the Million Tree Challenge fridge magnet word set.

Encourage

  • Think of ways your organization can participate in London’s Million Tree Challenge.
  • Encourage and/or challenge staff, clients, suppliers, colleagues, family and friends to get involved.
  • Encourage other businesses or organizations to be MTC Partners.

Promote

  • Give out printed Tree and Shrub brochures to staff.
  • Promote MTC events and opportunities to your staff.
  • Include Million Tree Challenge information in your company publications.
  • Offer to distribute MTC information at events and trade shows.
  • Request free Million Tree Challenge bookmarks and distribute them.

Low-Medium Cost Advocacy and Action

Give

  • Give the gift of trees to clients, suppliers, employees and colleagues.
  • Donate funds of any amount to ReForest London to go toward the Million Tree Challenge.
  • Offer incentives for employees to plant trees and record them at milliontrees.ca.
  • Donate prizes to the Million Tree Challenge for use in MTC promotions.
  • Donate applicable in-kind services, products & resources to ReForest London and the Million Tree Challenge.

Host

  • Host a Tree Depot.
  • Host a native tree seedling giveaway event.
  • Plan a private business Aftercare team building event ($500 donation)
  • Challenge colleagues to a Park Planting project and share the cost ($5,500).
  • Staff fundraising event to go toward the Million Tree Challenge.

Plant

  • Plant trees on your property.
  • Create a treed outdoor lunch room for your employees.
  • Plant trees in honour of an employee or company milestones.
  • Plant trees in memory of staff, clients, suppliers, or anyone you would like to honour.
  • Plan and host team-building events for staff that involve tree planting.
  • Have internal challenges to employees to plant trees and offer incentives.

Purchase/
Sponsor

  • Sponsor a community event Seedling Giveaway – starts at only $200.
  • Sponsor a Tree. Only $25 each
  • Purchase trees for all interested employees to plant in their yards.
  • Attend a nursery tree sale and purchase trees for your business.
  • Sponsor part of a Tree Depot ($2,500 or $1,000)
  • Become a Million Tree Challenge Sponsor or ReForest London Sponsor.

Participate

  • Write about your participation and initiatives to give back to the community.
  • Form a Million Tree Challenge Committee to raise funds or for tree planting projects.
  • Celebrate Earth Day, National Tree Day and National Forest Week with a tree-related activity.
  • Volunteer with a staff group at a public Aftercare event.

5000+ Advocacy and Action

Give

Host

Purchase/
Sponsor

  • Pay for a tree planting project on your property. Increase your property value and reduce heating and cooling costs.
  • Sponsor a Tree Depot!

Plant

  • Plant caliper trees on your property.

Participate


Contact

For information on the Million Tree Challenge, partnership actions or how to become an MTC partner, please contact Sheila Creighton, Partnerships and Marketing Manager at [email protected] or 519-936-9548 X 228.