Students from Elora PS plant trees from Copernicus' Trees for Schools program (Photo courtesy of Copernicus)

Students from Elora PS plant trees from Copernicus' Trees for Schools program (Photo courtesy of Copernicus)

2016 Trees for Schools campaign takes root in Ontario

February 25, 2016
London, Ontario


Nature Conservancy of Canada parnters with Copernicus Educational Products

Partners in conservation since 2010, The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) and Copernicus Educational Products are proud to announce their continued partnership for 2016. 

Copernicus Educational Products generous support will help NCC undertake new projects and develop innovative approaches to conservation, and serves to highlight Copernicus Educational Products’ company ethos that society must preserve its natural heritage for future generations.

This February, NCC is pleased again to showcase Copernicus Educational Products’ Trees for Schools program.

The Trees for Schools program provides seedlings to elementary students in southern Ontario, and encourages them to plant trees as a way of making a positive contribution to the environment. Since the Trees for Schools program launched, Copernicus Educational Products has donated 80,800 seedlings to local schools and distributed them in celebration of Earth Day. As a partner to Copernicus Educational Products, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has offered expert advice on the type of seedlings to provide, helping to ensure that planting initiatives are best suited to the region.

As a leader in science-based conservation since 1962, the Nature Conservancy of Canada has worked to conserve this country's most important natural areas, and the species they sustain, to help ensure they will be here for our children’s children to enjoy.

When it comes to protecting natural habitats, buying land is just the beginning: NCC takes great pride in ensuring that protected properties are monitored and managed so that the conservation values found today are maintained for the long term.

Planting trees helps to increase the resilience of our natural areas by fostering links between core habitat areas. Maintaining connectivity is a key strategy for protecting biodiversity and maintaining viable ecosystems and wildlife populations. Trees are the foundation of a healthy environment, and NCC applauds Copernicus Educational Products initiative to provide this learning opportunity to students, teachers and parents alike.

The Nature Conservancy of Canada and Copernicus Educational Products invite elementary schools in southern Ontario to participate in the 2016 program.

For more information about the complimentary Trees for Schools program please visit to fill out the form to sign up.  More information on the program can also be found at:

Along with their Trees for School program, Copernicus Educational Products CEO, Jim Phillips, has led an innovative initiative to restore the biodiversity of the land surrounding Copernicus Educational Products’ headquarters.

You can learn more about Jim and his life-long commitment to biodiversity and Copernicus’ decades of environmental restoration at


"The environmental leadership of businesses like Copernicus Educational Products perfectly demonstrates the value of considering the environment –and considering conservation—as a critical element of an overall business strategy,” said James Duncan, Ontario Regional Vice-President, Nature Conservancy of Canada. “Not only do they help organizations like ours achieve the conservation Ontario deserves, but their Trees for Schools program is engaging our children to be aware of their changing environment and of everyone’s role in its preservation.”

"Our Trees for Schools Program does two important things:  Firstly, it helps to balance our business’ impact on the planet through tree planting.  Secondly, by providing children seedlings to take home and plant, it’s a logical way to help get the next generation more connected to our natural world.”


  •      The Nature Conservancy of Canada has conserved over 184,000 acres (74,000 hectares) in Ontario.
  •      Trees promote life. Not only do trees produce oxygen and sequester carbon dioxide, they also provide homes for animals, recharge groundwater, replace soil nitrates, prevent soil erosion and more.
  •      2009 was the first year Copernicus began the Trees for Schools program, in honor of Earth Day.

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The Nature Conservancy of Canada is the nation's leading land conservation organization, working to protect our most important natural areas and the species they sustain. Since 1962 NCC and its partners have helped to protect more than 1.1 million hectares (2.8 million acres) coast to coast. The Nature Conservancy of Canada has conserved over 74,000 hectares (184,000 acres) in Ontario. For more information visit:

Copernicus Educational Products is a leading North American designer and manufacturer of innovative, tech and traditional classroom solutions.  Our products are built from sound foundations; ensuring that mobility, security and cost effectiveness are evident in all we do.  We offer a line of traditional easels, reading/writing centers, book carts and our new STEM Maker Station as well as technology-based solutions like Tech Tubs™, Tech Tub™ Carts and 3D Printer Carts. Ultimately, we aim to make teaching a little bit easier. It is that simple.

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Barbara Freuler
Marketing Manager,
Copernicus Educational Products
Tel: 1-800-267-8494 ext.225

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