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Evergreen Canada Support

On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Walker Environmental Group (WEG) employees presented Evergreen Canada with a cheque for $10,000. WEG was the winner of our 10th anniversary EARTH 1st challenge. In 2013, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our EARTH 1st program by challenging our employees to take actions for the environment. There were 10 challenges through the year. With the guidance and enthusiasm of Laura Bratley, WEG won the challenge by having the highest and most enthusiastic participation rate of all our divisions. They won the opportunity to donate to the environmental cause of their choice, and they chose Evergreen Canada.

Evergreen is a nationwide non-profit organization that strives to enact positive change and restore the natural health of the communities in which we live. Its head office is located in Toronto, and it is situated at the old Don Valley Brick Works site and quarry. It was at this location that bricks were made to create many of Toronto’s landmarks and homes. The factory was abandoned in 1984, and in 1991 Evergreen rehabbed the site into the environmental centre that it is now.

WEG chose Evergreen Canada because of its national focus on urban greenspace and environmental education initiatives. Since WEG has grown and now has operations across Canada, it was important to WEG to choose a charity that would positively impact the communities that WEG operates in. Evergreen has two main offices in Toronto and Vancouver, and hosts many environmental initiatives and events in cities across the country where our Organic Resource and N-Viro® employees work and live.

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