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Urban Impact Launches 2008 Tree Planting Campaign

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Richmond, BC – Richmond-based Urban Impact is celebrating Earth Day by launching its 2008 tree planting campaign this Saturday. In partnership with the Corporation of Delta, 50 Urban Impact volunteers will plant 600 trees at Wellington Park in West Ladner on Saturday, April 26, 2008.

Urban Impact will prepare the 0.6-acre site by clearing all invasive non-native species (primarily broom and blackberries) and covering land with 20 cm’s of Nutrifor, a compost-like soil developed from treated and recycled biosolids.  Amongst the native tree species to be planted are Garry Oak, Black Hawthorn, Spanish chestnut, Black Pine, Euro Oak, and Big Leaf Maple.

Stewardship is a vital part of Urban Impact’s annual tree-planting campaign. Staff and volunteers will water the trees throughout the summer months of 2008 and 2009 to make sure they are well established and on their way to growing and sequestering as much carbon as possible.

The 2008 tree-planting campaign will continue throughout the year, with additional planting sites to be announced later in the spring. Subsequent plantings will cover larger sites with even more trees, contributing to Urban Impact’s commitment to carbon neutrality.

WHAT: Urban Impact’s 2008 Tree Planting Campaign
WHEN: Saturday April 26th, 2008  9am – 2 pm
WHERE: Wellington Park – West Ladner

Learn more about Urban Impact’s tree-planting campaign, how to start a campaign of your own, or to witness a free tree-planting demonstration, media and the public are welcome to come meet the Urban “green team” at this event.

About Urban Impact:
Urban Impact is a family-owned and operated business committed to its global responsibility and environmental ethic, providing cost-effective, recycling, shredding and green business consulting services to clients throughout the Lower Mainland. The company was launched in 1989 as a university project for founder Nicole Stefenelli.

For more information, please contact:
Nicole Stefenelli
Urban Impact Recycling

nicole@urbanimpact.com

OR,

Craig Thullner
Fresh Strategy
778.329.7340
craigfreshstrategy@shaw.ca