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Earth Day Festival 2016


Turtle Island News’ annual Earth Day Festival is working to help preserve Ontario’s Carolinian Forest Zone, the largest segment of which is the Six Nations forests!

Six Nations Forests are the lifeblood of Southern Ontario’s fragile eco-regions and can even be spotted from the air.turtletree

Yes, the largest patch of forest, visible even on a satellite image shot hundreds of kilometres above the air is the Six Nations Forest….the single largest block of Carolinian woodland in Canada.

At Turtle Island News we are working to help preserve that forest.

Each year Turtle Island News holds an Earth Day Festival, on April 22, that includes not only free booths featuring green energy products, tips and green living ideas from area businesses and organizations but the highlight of the day is a free tree give-away.

More than 8,000 Carolinian Forest Indigenous trees have been handed out to adults, students, elementary school kids from Six Nations and surrounding towns and villages who attend our one day event!

All with one aim. 

To preserve the Six Nations forest, comprising roughly 50% of Six Nations’ 18,000 ha size, that also is home to large numbers of neo-tropical migrant birds including the Cerulean Warbler and Yellow-breasted Chat.

And you can help!

We are looking for sponsors to help us make more trees available.

More hickories, oak trees, tulip trees, walnut, maples, white pines, cedars and more…all indigenous to the Carolinian Forest zone one of North America’s most vibrant and fragile eco-regions!

We are asking for your help in helping us give out free trees to all those attending. Over 1,000 people in a single day dropping by our Chiefswood Road offices to pick out a tree and plant it somewhere in the Carolinian Zone!

You can help us preserve a forest, clean the air and  decrease carbon foot prints of nearby cities and towns all by donating to our tree sponsorship.

The festival includes five levels of sponsorship:

Forest Level Sponsor ($5,000 +) ( Includes a free ad in Turtle Island News special Earth Day Section, logo on all promotions, online and print and signage and announcements at our event and in our special Earth Day coverage and of course our thank-you’ s and eblasts!

Tree Level Sponsor ($1,000 – $4,999) Includes logo on promotions online and print and at our event and coverage in our Earth Day section.

Sapling Level Sponsor ($500 – $999) Includes logo on signage at event and special thank you after the event

Seedling Level Sponsor (up to $499) includes logo in special coverage of event and at event

Be part of our Save a Forest campaign ….. help plant trees!

Climate Change Warriors

Anyone can make a difference!

Donate $1 to see one tree planted. $5 to plant a bundle of 5 or more.

Remember as the Haudenosaunee Peacemaker told us in forming the Haudenosaunee Confederacy; Five nations together are stronger!  So Become a Climate Change Warrior and donate to help us plant trees!

Donating is easy

Drop by the office to donate, send your donations by mail to Turtle Island News, P.O. Box 329, Ohsweken, ON  N0A 1M0, or donate via paypal:

Make our forests stronger!

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