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Clintar celebrating Earth Day 2018 with “sunny” donation to Local Schools

Kimberly Khoury | April 22, 2018 | Corporate Social Responsibility

Based upon last year’s success in 2017, to celebrate Earth Day this year, Clintar’s head office has once again donated 1000 sunflower start-up kits to 10 local schools in the York Region District School Board. Each of the pods come complete with everything needed to start growing sunflowers for the students. Once the buds have sprouted, they may be transferred into a garden for further growth.

Schools participating in the Earth Day Sunflower Planting include:

  • German Mills Public School
  • Donald Cousens Public School
  • Wismer Public School
  • Little Rouge Public School
  • Greenborough Public School
  • John McCrae Public School
  • Black Walnut Public School
  • Fred Varley Public School
  • Central Park Public School
  • Ramer Wood Public School

Why sunflowers? By encouraging the planting of sunflowers, this supports efforts to increase the recently diminished bee population, and bees are vital in the pollination of plants, including food crops. Sunflowers are nectar-rich and can draw a host of helpful garden insects – including bees.

Sunflower Fields

To learn more about our Earth Day festivities or if you are interested in collaborating with Clintar on an environmental community activity/event in the future, contact Clintar’s Head Office or any of our local franchises for more information.